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BHA order inquiry into jockey injury

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Timmy Murphy was taken for x-rays shortly after departing the weighing room at Newbury racecourse on Friday © PA Photos
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The British Horseracing Authority will hold an inquiry into how jockey Timmy Murphy sustained a shoulder injury at Newbury on Friday.

Murphy was taken to hospital for an x-ray shortly after he finished fourth on Upsilon Bleu in the bet365 Open Handicap race. The reason for his departure was unclear at the time, but reports later suggested Murphy had been involved in an altercation with another rider in the weighing room.

The 39-year-old was booked to ride Our Father in the Hennessy Gold Cup on Saturday, but has now been replaced by Conor O'Farrell.

BHA spokesman Robin Mounsey said: "Further information has come to light during the course of last night and this morning and we are going to hold an inquiry into the incident. If Timmy Murphy is available we will hold it after racing today, but that obviously depends on his schedule and if he is not here, we will schedule it for a later date."

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