Kempton Park: Racing was delayed following the incident
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By David Baxter 4:05PM 31 OCT 2016
CHAMPION jockey Jim Crowley and Freddy Tylicki were taken to hospital with suspected spinal injuries following a four-horse pile-up at Kempton on Monday.
Following a delay of over an hour, stewards consulted with the jockeys at the track and the decision was taken to abandon the rest of the meeting.
Steve Drowne and Ted Durcan also came down in the incident, which happened on the turn into the home straight in the 3.20.
Crowley and Tylicki were both taken to the major trauma unit at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, with Tylicki taken by air ambulance, whereas Crowley was taken by road ambulance.
Drowne and Durcan were able to walk back to the weighing room. The four horses involved were reported to be on their feet following the incident.
Tylicki was aboard Nellie Deen in second, and exiting the bend into the home straight, when it appeared his mount clipped heels with leader and eventual winner Madame Butterfly.
Nellie Deen in turn brought down Electrify [Crowley], Skara Mae [Drowne] and Sovrano Dolce [Durcan].