Equestrianism: Whitaker in hospital after fall

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The Independent Online
JOHN WHITAKER was unconscious for several minutes after a nasty fall with Virtual Village Hunter's Level in Vienna yesterday, writes Genevieve Murphy. Geoff Billington, who was also competing at the show, said that the horse was near the end of the derby course when he "left a front leg down and tipped over".

Billington accompanied his Olympic and World Games team-mate to hospital, where it was decided that Whitaker should remain overnight as a precaution. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries and the 44-year-old Briton is due to leave hospital this morning.

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