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JT McNamara taken to Frenchay Hospital

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.

– Andy Clifton, Course spokesman

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