Tylicki stable after horror fall

Freddy Tylicki is stable in intensive care after a fall at Kempton on Wednesday that also saw champion jockey Jim Crowley hurt.

Jim Crowley: Involved in Kempton incident

Racing had to be abandoned after a horrific incident in the Breeders Backing Racing EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes which saw four horses and jockeys come down on the home bend.

Tylicki's mount Nellie Deen was the first to unseat, with a domino effect in behind seeing Crowley unseated from Electrify.

Steve Drowne (Skara Mae) and Ted Durcan, riding Sovrano Dolce, also came down but both of those jockeys were soon on their feet – all four horses appeared to escape injury as well.

Tylicki, who appeared to have one of the fillies roll directly over him, and Crowley were attended to on the track for some time before being taken to the major trauma unit at St George's Hospital in Tooting.

A statement from the Injured Jockey's Fund on Monday evening read: "Following the incident at Kempton Park racecourse this afternoon, jockey Jim Crowley has been discharged from St Georges Hospital, Tooting, to return home with his family.

"Freddy Tylicki, also involved in the incident, is in intensive care in a stable condition. He is conscious and there will be a further update tomorrow once more is known."

With racing having already been delayed for over an hour, the decision was made to abandon the remaining four races.

"We gave racing every chance. Having discussed it with jockeys and the stewards, the unanimous decision as a mark of respect for the two lads that have been injured, Jim and Freddy, was that we abandoned racing," said clerk of the course Barney Clifford.

"I touched base with Steve Drowne on the way down to the incident and he was fine.Ted was quite shook and a little bit lame.

"I believe the doctors did touch base with both of them and I believe they were okay.

"The reality is, Flat or National Hunt racing, it's a dangerous sport."

Crowley has enjoyed a career-defining year in 2016 with the 38-year-old being crowned champion for the first time at Ascot only last month.

A one-time jump jockey, Crowley was a 66-1 outsider for the riders' title at the start of the year but enjoyed a stellar second half of the campaign including 46 winners in September, a figure which surpassed the previous record of 45 wins shared by legendary names of the Turf, Fred Archer and Sir Gordon Richards.

Crowley was duly named the leading rider of the campaign at Ascot on Champions Day.

While Tylicki was not hitting quite those heights, 2016 provided two red-letter days for him as he notched his maiden Group One win on Speedy Boarding at Deauville in August before following up on that filly in the Prix de l'Opera on Arc weekend at Chantilly.

The 30-year-old was also named champion apprentice back in 2009 and counts the John Smith's Cup among his other previous big-race victories.

Frankie Dettori, who is riding in Australia in the early hours of Tuesday, was among those to send his thoughts to Crowley and Tylicki via social media.

He tweeted: "Sending my best wishes and speedy recovery to Freddy and Jim."

Leading jumps trainer Nicky Henderson added: "Thoughts very much with Jim Crowley and Freddy Tylicki after Kempton falls. This further highlights the risks jockeys take every day."

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