Racing: Two horses put down after pile-up

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The Independent Online
Two horses were killed and four jockeys injured in a pile-up at Thirsk yesterday. The accident happened at the two furlong marker in the sprint handicap when the leader, Chadwell Hall, ridden by the apprentice Finbarr Boyle broke a leg and fell, bringing down Able Sheriff, the mount of Gyles Parkin, and Oatey, ridden by Jimmy Fortune. Present 'N Correct was hampered and unseated Lindsay Charnock.

Chadwell Hall and Able Sheriff each broke a leg and were put down.

The jockeys, who lay on the ground for some time, were not seriously injured but were taken to hospital for examination.

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