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.
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.
A jockey from Dorset won a race at the Cheltenham Festival. Joe Tizzard came first in the Ryanair Chase on Cue Card. The horse is trained by his father Colin Tizzard at their stables in Milborne Port near Sherborne.
David Pipe's horse Matuhi has become the first fatality of this year's Cheltenham Festival. The Somerset trainer's horse fell at the final fence in the Byrne Group Plate. Matuhi was put down due to major spinal injury.
JT McNamara has been airlifted to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol after being injured in a fall at the Cheltenham Festival. The renowned amateur rider was partnering Galaxy Rock for trainer Jonjo O'Neill in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup when the pair crashed out at the first fence.
JT McNamara is being transferred to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol via air ambulance and continues to undergo assessment.