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Maureen Haggas: broke two vertebrae in her neck
By David Milnes, Newmarket correspondent
UPDATED 2:32PM, AUG 9 2022
Maureen Haggas, spouse of Newmarket coach William, has damaged two bones in her neck in a fall on the gallops after her horse was spooked by a canine.
Haggas, whose father Lester Piggott died in Might, was not lengthy again from vacation on the time of her accident.
William stated: “Sadly, Maureen has damaged two vertebrae in her neck. She’s not in nice form however is getting there and is carrying a collar to assist along with her restoration.
“She’s resting up however is talking to us a little bit and is ready to see a specialist on Thursday.”
A key member of the staff at Somerville Lodge and a former beginner jockey, Haggas rides out each day and is a well-known face representing the yard on the races all around the nation and overseas.
The Haggas yard lies second within the trainers’ championship behind the Charlie Appleby steady and is wanting ahead to one in every of its favorite conferences of the 12 months at York subsequent week, when their headline act is unbeaten celebrity Baaeed within the Juddmonte Worldwide.
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In response to Jockey Membership Estates guidelines, canines and the general public are usually not allowed on the coaching grounds earlier than 1pm Monday to Saturday and 11am on Sunday.
Rob Achner, head of operations at JCE, stated: “I used to be engaged on name as a heath medic on Sunday and bought a name and handled Maureen earlier than we referred to as an ambulance.
“I believe she was spooked by a canine on a lead near the City Canter and I needed to strongly inform the those who it’s an 11am curfew on Sundays.”
“We spend half our time chasing canine walkers off the heath and it is common to seek out a few of them are within the racing trade, so ought to know higher.”
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FIRST PUBLISHED 2:25PM, AUG 9 2022