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Jockey Rory Cleary sidelined after nasty fall at Leopardstown

Updated: Friday, 14 Jun 2013 11:06 | Comments

Rory Cleary took a nasty fall after unseating at Leopardstown
Rory Cleary took a nasty fall after unseating at Leopardstown

Jockey Rory Cleary is set for a brief spell on the sidelines following a nasty fall at Leopardstown on Thursday evening.

Cleary was partnering Patty Paige in the opening Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden when his mount appeared to clip heels, unseating the rider and hampering several other runners.

He was attended to by medical staff for several minutes before being taken for checks at St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin.

Cleary's agent, Dave Keena, is pleased to report the rider has not suffered any serious injuries.

Keena said: "He's a bit sore and shook up, but thankfully nothing is broken.

"I haven't spoken to Rory personally, I've just spoken to his dad. I'd imagine Rory has a bit of a sore head this morning.

"He's been stood down for six days and it could have been an awful lot worse. He's been very lucky."

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