- The jockey switched codes to flat however beforehand rode 1,000 leap winners
- Lee, 47, was taken swiftly to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle
- Colleague Cieren Fallon was additionally tended to by medics on the course after begin
Grand Nationwide winner Graham Lee was taken to hospital and is in intensive care after being unseated at Newcastle Racecourse on Friday afternoon.
The jockey is believed to have encountered hassle within the stalls, and was unseated from Ben Macdui firstly of the race as they opened for BetUK. Residence Of The Acca-Fenwa Handicap.
Lee, who received the world’s most well-known leap race with Amberleigh Home in 2004, is alleged to be affected by a neck harm after the autumn, as per a press release by the Injured Jockey Fund launched on Saturday.
‘He was taken by ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, the place he’s in intensive care with a neck harm,’ the assertion learn. ‘He’ll endure additional checks at the moment to evaluate the extent of the harm.’
As per the Solar, Cieren Fallon was additionally tended to by medics after his mount Persian Blue broke below the gate.
Graham Lee is in intensive care with a neck harm after being unseated at Newcastle on Friday
This season, the flat jockey – who beforehand loved a profitable Nationwide Hunt profession – has ridden 47 winners (pictured on Quiet Reflection)
47-year-old Lee loved a profitable leap profession earlier than his swap to flat, and has ridden over 1,000 winners.
Amberleigh Home was educated by legendary leap coach Ginger McCain, who steered Crimson Rum to change into arguably essentially the most well-known horse to win the tales race.
The Irish jockey switched codes in 2012, and two years later got here third within the jockeys’ championship in 2014.
This season, Lee had ridden 47 winners, with 15 approaching horses educated by Ben Macdui’s Paul Midgley.