Limerick Jockey seriously injured in fall

Daniel Tighe

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Daniel Tighe

Jockey Brian Toomey from Croom was seriously injured in  fall at Perth
CROOM jockey Brian Toomey remains in a serious condition in hospital after he was injured in a fall during a horserace in Scotland last evening.

CROOM jockey Brian Toomey remains in a serious condition in hospital after he was injured in a fall during a horserace in Scotland last evening.

Mr Toomey, 24, a 3lb claiming rider, was partnering the Lisa Harrison-trained Solway Dandy in a conditional jockeys’ handicap hurdle at Perth Racecourse when the 11-4 favourite came down three flights from home.

Last night a spokesperson for NHS Tayside said Toomey was “suffering from a life-threatening head injury”.

However, in an update this morning it said: “Following his fall at Perth racecourse yesterday, jockey Brian Toomey was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. He remains in intensive care in a stable condition and his mother and sister are both with him. It is unlikely there will be a further update for 48 hours.”

Mr Toomey began his riding career in point to points in his native Limerick before moving to England to join the stable of Yorkshire trainer Kevin Ryan.

He is currently dating Mr Ryan’s daughter, last year’s champion apprentice flat jockey in England, Amy Ryan.