Racing: Price has back injury after fall

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A HORSE'S eyeshield that became misted up and clogged with sand from the all-weather track is believed to have brought about a crunching fall for the jockey Russell Price at Southwell yesterday.

Price's mount in the claiming race, Restore, floundered and shook his head wildly in panic two furlongs out giving his rider no chance of staying on board. Price lay ominously still on the ground and was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham under police escort.

A course spokesman said: 'He has suspected spinal and head injuries and the ambulance travelled at 20mph as a precaution, but he is talking and has movement in his arms and legs.'