Jockeys injured, horse dies in jumps falls

Star jockey Steven Pateman was taken to hospital with concussion and another hoop, Bill Gleeson, broke his leg in falls at Warrnambool on Tuesday.

Pateman’s mount Sir Isaac Newton was put down after they crashed to the turf at the last obstacle in the Whalers Hotel Hurdle.

Chief steward Rob Montgomery said vets discovered that Sir Isaac Newton, who was leading, had ­broken his shoulder in the fall.

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Inayforhay, ridden by Lee Horner, had no trouble with the jumps on its way to victory in the Carlton Draught Maiden Hurdle at Warrnambool. PIcture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

It is believed Pateman suffered concussion after being clipped on his helmet by the horse on his outside.

He forfeited five remaining rides, including Zed Em in the Grand Annual Steeplechase.

Trainer Ciaron Maher said initially he thought Sir Isaac Newton was winded, but when they got him to his feet they could see he had damaged his shoulder.

“He travelled really well and he was going to win, but he didn’t measure the last properly and came down very hard,” Maher said.

The son of Galileo was brought to Australia by Aidan O’Brien for Lloyd Williams and finished seventh in the 2017 Caulfield Cup.

Jockey Steve Pateman and trainer Ciaron Maher. Picture: Derrick den HollanderSource:News Corp Australia

He was trained for Williams by Liam Howley. Sir Isaac Newton joined the Maher and David Eustace stable this year and Tuesday was his second start for them.

Gleeson fractured his right tibia and fibula when he fell from ­Zataglio in the Brierly Steeplechase, dislodging Tom Ryan on He’s A Genius.

Both horses escaped injury. Ryan walked back to scale.

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