In Summary

  • The leading owner-breeder, who heads Qatar Racing, was bidding to win the prize second year running when he came off Alamagest ,at the two-furlong pole.
  • Riders who took part in the race said a piece of equipment may have come loose or broken, and Sheikh Fahad later confirmed the saddle had slipped. 
  • In a dramatic race Keith Oakes was unshipped after the line from Bell Weir but was unscathed.

Sheikh Fahad Al Thani suffered cuts to his head and face after he was unseated in an eventful running of the historic Newmarket Town Plate.

The leading owner-breeder, who heads Qatar Racing, was bidding to win the prize second year running when he came off Alamagest ,at the two-furlong pole.

Sheikh Fahad was contesting third place and appeared to be coming with a late challenge when he lost balance and fell off on top of the stands rails, crashing through them

An ambulance was on the scene swiftly to attend Sheikh Fahad who was taken to the racecourse medical room for examination.

SADDLE SLIPPED

Riders who took part in the race said a piece of equipment may have come loose or broken, and Sheikh Fahad later confirmed the saddle had slipped. 

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