Jockey breaks leg in freak run-in with loose horse

Jockey Nick Scholfield is out of action for the foreseeable future after breaking his leg in a freak run-in with a loose horse.

The incident happened after the 2m 2f 2.35pm Star Sports Owner’s Club Handicap Chase at Fontwell on Friday, November 6, in which Scholfield finished fourth on Shintori.

Bridget Andrews’ ride Go Steady faltered during the race, sending Andrews to the ground.

It was after the race, while Scholfield was getting off Shintori, that the loose Go Steady ploughed into him, breaking his leg.

His girlfriend and fellow jockey Hayley Taylor posted a snap of Scholfield laid up in a hospital bed with his leg in a cast.

She captioned the photo: “Break a leg Nick….so he did”.

It’s not known how long the jockey will be out of action, but he told Sky Sports he hopes to be back riding within six months.

“I’ve fractured my tibia. I hope I can get back as quickly as possible – if I could do it in six weeks, that would be what I’m hoping,” he said.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
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