Heavy fall for O'Gorman

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Emma O'Gorman, the country's leading female Flat jockey, was admitted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge last night for observation after suffering concussion in a horrific fall in Newmarket's penultimate race.

O'Gorman, 22, was fired into the turf near the winning post when Simply Times, making her debut, lost her footing and somersaulted several times, at one point landing on her rider.

O'Gorman lay motionless, attended by paramedics, before being lifted into an ambulance. However, after an x-ray examination at the hospital and scans on her back and neck, it was found that she had not suffered any broken bones.

Racegoers feared the worst for her mount when attendants placed screens around Simply Times, but the filly eventually got to her feet and was led away.