October 31, 2016

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.

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