Galway jockey in intensive care after falling from horse

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Galway jockey Graham Lee is in intensive care after suffering a neck injury on Friday evening in England.

The 47-year-old was taken to hospital in Newcastle after being unseated from his mount Ben Macdui as the stalls opened for BetUK, reporting from RTÉ states.

A statement from the Injured Jockeys Fund said that Graham was taken by ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, where he is in intensive care.

He was to go through further tests today to assess the extent of the injury.

Lee’s horse continued riderless after the fall in the race, which was won by 14-1 chance Zuffolo.

The Galway man won the Grand National in 2004 with horse Amberleigh House for legendary trainer Ginger McCain.