RACING: No surgery for Hughes
Updated 9:42am Monday 31st March 2014 in Sport
RICHARD Hughes will not require surgery despite fracturing in a vertebrae in a nasty fall at Meydan on Saturday.
The Wiltshire-based champion jockey was partnering the Mike de Kock-trained Mars in the Dubai Sheema Classic when his mount crashed through the far rail after running just a couple of furlongs, throwing Hughes over the top as he tried to pull him up.
Mars reportedly suffered a heart attack in the incident.
Hughes' wife, Lizzie, said on Twitter: "Richard has a stable fracture of one vertebrae, no pain at all, just rest needed and no surgery needed #lucky."
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