2 jockeys hospitalized after 4-horse pileup
LONDON (AP) Britain's champion jockey, Jim Crowley, and fellow rider Frederik Tylicki were taken to the hospital with suspected spinal injuries following a pile-up involving four horses at Kempton on Monday.
Crowley and Tylicki were treated at the racecourse before being taken to the major trauma unit at a hospital in south London.
Barney Clifford, clerk of the course, said Crowley and Tylicki ''are on spinal boards.''
Later Monday, the Newmarket-based Injured Jockeys Fund said Crowley had been discharged to return home, while Tylicki was conscious and ''in intensive care in a stable condition.''
Racing was delayed for more than an hour after the accident, before a decision was made to abandon the remaining four races on the card.
The incident occurred after two horses - Nellie Deen and Madame Butterfly, ridden by Tylicki - had heavy falls. Crowley's mount, Electrify, and Skara Mae were racing behind and were brought down.
The horses were not reported to be seriously injured.
Crowley became Britain's flat-racing champion jockey�for the first time on Oct. 15.