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Jockey Toomey stable following Perth fall

ESPN staff
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Jockey Brian Toomey has been described as being in a "stable condition" in hospital following a fall at Perth on Thursday.

Toomey was aboard Solway Dandy in the Book Now For 2014 Perth Festival Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle when the 11/4 favourite fell at the third flight from the finish.

An air ambulance was scrambled and arrived at the course, but Toomey was taken to Dundee's Ninewells Hospital by road.

On Thursday evening, a spokesman for NHS Tayside said Toomey was "suffering from a life-threatening head injury."

A statement released by the Injured Jockeys' Fund on Friday morning read: "Following his fall at Perth racecourse yesterday, jockey Brian Toomey was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

"He remains in intensive care in a stable condition and his mother and sister are both with him. It is unlikely there will be a further update for 48 hours."

Champion jockey AP McCoy was one of many of his colleagues to wish the 3lb claimer well.

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