Kennedy breaks his leg in Downpatrick

Jack Kennedy

17 year-old jockey Jack Kennedy, leading the current National Hunt jockeys championsip in Ireland with 41 winners,  suffered a broken leg in Downpatrick today and will be sidelined for some time. 

Kennedy, from Dingle in County Kerry, was take to hospital following his second-fence fall from Shane Billy in the 2m7f handicap chase at Downpatrick on Friday.

Victoria McCandless, the racecourse doctor on duty at Downpatrick, said: “Jack has been sent for precautionary X-rays to Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast for a suspected right femur fracture.”

This evening, the young jockey tweeted;

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