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Leading amateur jockey JT McNamara is reported to be in a "stable condition" following surgery on the serious neck injury he sustained at Cheltenham on Thursday.
The 37-year-old was injured in a first-fence fall and was airlifted to hospital after being treated by the on-course medics.
Conscious following the fall according to officials at the track, the leading amateur rider was put in an induced coma before his transfer to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.
McNamara underwent surgery on fractured vertebrae yesterday.
Bobs Worth has won the Gold Cup at Cheltenham
1 Bobs Worth (B J Geraghty) 11-4 Fav
2 Sir Des Champs (A P McCoy) 4-1
3 Long Run (Mr S Waley-Cohen) 7-2
4 The Giant Bolster 16-1
Veteran racing pundit John McCririck will have to watch today's Cheltenham Gold Cup race on television after being released from hospital.
McCririck, 72, known for his distinctive sideburns and deerstalker hat, is convalescing at home after being detained in Cheltenham General Hospital.
He complained of feeling unwell during the first day of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday and was taken to hospital by ambulance.
The former Channel 4 pundit had said earlier this week that he planned on returning to Prestbury Park to watch the highlight of the four-day national hunt festival.
But after being released from hospital he has returned home to recover.
Mr McCririck's agent Patsy Martin said today: "John is resting today.
"He is not going racing today and the next race meeting he will be attending will be Doncaster on Saturday week."
A jockey remains in Bristol's Frenchay Hospital after being injured when his horse fell at the Cheltenham Festival. JT McNamara was put in an induced coma after being airlifted off the course yesterday afternoon.
The Gold Cup race today is the highlight of the Cheltenham Festival.
More than 200,000 people are expected to have attended the four-day race meeting, and bookies are hoping to have achieved a turnover of more than £600 million.
But amateur jockey JT McNamara remains in hospital in a coma after suffering a serious neck injury when his horse Galaxy Rock fell yesterday afternoon.
Braving the cold at the Cheltenham Festival the coats have stayed on and lots of fur has been on show, but despite the weather the hats have been no less impressive.
Styles this year seem to favour smaller hats with plenty of feathers making an appearance.
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The Cheltenham Festival should get away with a dry and bright day after a cold start, we should see temperatures of around 6C this afternoon, so nowhere near as cold as yesterday.
A pensioner from Rotherham who is visiting the Cheltenham Festival remains missing on Wednesday.
Friends of 70 year old Philip Lucas last saw him around 5.50pm on Tuesday.
He was supposed to be staying in Cranham during the week of the festival.
Gloucestershire Constabulary have told ITV News West Country that they received a report of a possible sighting of Mr Lucas in the Kings Arms public house around 11.15pm on Tuesday, but there has been no confirmed information about his whereabouts.
Former ITV and Channel Four Racing Pundit John McCririck remains in a comfortable position in hospital, after falling ill at the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday.
The 72 year old was taken by ambulance to Cheltenham General Hospital.
Mr McCririck said he intends to be back at the racecourse in time for Friday's Gold Cup.