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Walsh to miss Gold Cup with arm injury

Jockey Ruby Walsh to miss Cheltenham Festival's Gold Cup after breaking right arm

Abbyssial and jockey Ruby Walsh fall during the JCB Triumph Hurdle Race during Cheltenham Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham Racecourse, England, Friday March...
Abbyssial and jockey Ruby Walsh fall during the JCB Triumph Hurdle Race during Cheltenham Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham Racecourse, England, Friday March...
Abbyssial and jockey Ruby Walsh fall during the JCB Triumph Hurdle Race during Cheltenham Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham Racecourse, England, Friday March...
Abbyssial lands on jockey Ruby Walsh after they fell during the JCB Triumph Hurdle Race during Cheltenham Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham Racecourse, Engla...

Britain Horse Racing Cheltenham Festival

Abbyssial and jockey Ruby Walsh fall during the JCB Triumph Hurdle Race during Cheltenham Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham Racecourse, England, Friday March...

Britain Horse Racing Cheltenham Festival

Abbyssial and jockey Ruby Walsh fall during the JCB Triumph Hurdle Race during Cheltenham Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham Racecourse, England, Friday March...

Britain Horse Racing Cheltenham Festival

Abbyssial and jockey Ruby Walsh fall during the JCB Triumph Hurdle Race during Cheltenham Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham Racecourse, England, Friday March...

Britain Horse Racing Cheltenham Festival

Abbyssial lands on jockey Ruby Walsh after they fell during the JCB Triumph Hurdle Race during Cheltenham Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham Racecourse, Engla...

CHELTENHAM, England (AP) -- Irish jockey Ruby Walsh is out of the Gold Cup after being taken to hospital with a broken arm following a fall in the JCB Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on Friday.

Riding Abbyssial for Willie Mullins, Walsh was thrown at the first fence and walked to an ambulance holding his right arm.

He was the joint-leading rider at the start of the festival's final day with three wins.

A racecourse spokesperson says, "He has a compound fracture of his right humerus. He has been taken to Gloucester for surgery."

It is not yet known who will take Walsh's place in the Gold Cup, where he was due to ride On His Own.

David Casey comes in on Arctic Fire in the Handicap Hurdle and Paul Townend will ride Briar Hill in the Novice Chase.


Updated : 2021-02-27 06:26 GMT+08:00