Legendary jockey Frankie Dettori escapes serious injury after falling from hot favourite Chaldean following freak collision at the start of the Greenham Stakes at Newbury
- Dettori dramatically fell from hot favourite Chaldean at Newbury
- Streets Of Gold collided with Chaldean just after the start of the race
- Impact caused Dettori to lose his foot from the stirrup and fall on Saturday
Frankie Dettori escaped serious injury at Newbury on Saturday when he fell from 2,000 Guineas hope Chaldean in the Greenham Stakes.
The incident happened soon after the start of the race when Streets Of Gold collided with Chaldean and the impact caused Dettori to lose his foot from the stirrup and he fell off the well-backed 5-4 favourite.
Dettori returned to the weighing room unhurt and was able to fulfil a riding engagement in a later race.
Jockey Frankie Dettori (above) escaped serious injury at Newbury on Saturday
The race was won by the Sean Levey-ridden Isaac Shelby who will now head for the French 2,000 Guineas.
The victor’s trainer Brian Meehan said: ‘We were the superstar today, but you have to feel sorry for Frankie, Andrew (Balding. trainer of Chaldean) and the owners. Thankfully, the horse and jockey are OK.’
Meanwhile, several people were arrested after animal rights protestors disrupted the start of the Scottish Grand National at Ayr, a week after more than 100 activists were arrested at Aintree. The race, held up by a few minutes, was eventually won by 4-1 favourite Kitty’s Light.
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