Paul Mulrennan suffers multiple injuries in Hamilton fall
Last Updated: 24/09/13 12:00pm
Paul Mulrennan: Suffered multiple injuries in horror fall at Hamilton
Jockey Paul Mulrennan suffered a broken collarbone, broken ribs and a punctured lung in a horrible fall at Hamilton.
The meeting was delayed for 90 minutes after Mulrennan's mount Boxing Shadows clipped heels and came down in the Try A totetrifecta At totepool.com Handicap.
As Mulrennan was taken to Wishaw General Hospital the course was temporarily left with insufficient medical cover, leading to the delay.
The incident was caused when eventual winner Manatee Bay and Joe Fanning drifted left, leaning into Boxing Shadows who appeared to clip heels. Fanning was handed a seven-day ban for careless riding.
Clerk of the course Hazel Peplinski told Racing UK: "We were waiting for a head scan at Wishaw accident and emergency and I'm pleased to tell you that is clear - that's really, really important as they were concerned for his head.
"He was sounding very confused and is concussed, but the scans are now clear and that is really good news with a head injury.
"He has also sustained some other injuries which will keep him out of racing for quite some time, a left broken shoulder, collarbone, ribs on his left side and a punctured lung.
"It's enough, but these things he will recover from. We were concerned about his head, but that is clear. He is moving all limbs and is conscious. He will be kept in and observed for three days at least they feel."
"Everyone at Hamilton Park Racecourse wishes Paul a full and swift recovery."
Hopes N Dreams was the star of the show once racing resumed as she scorched to her sixth course and distance victory in the totepool.com EBF Stallions Conditions Stakes.
Winning jockey Barry McHugh said: "I'd never sat on her before today and she's amazing. She clearly loves it here and she's blown the others away. I wouldn't be surprised if she ends up Listed class."
Punters were struggling with the results giving that the first four favourites - all odds on - were turned over so the well-backed Aramist brought some welcome relief as the 6-4 market leader landed the More Football Than Ever At totepool.com Handicap.