Dempsey fine following fall in Dundalk

Updated: Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 11:11

Apprentice jockey Luke Dempsey is set to be released from hospital later today following a nasty-looking fall in the Hen & Stag Packages At Dundalk Stadium Handicap on Wednesday evening.

Dempsey, who claims 7lb, was aboard the Ted Walsh-trained Toberton in the six-furlong event and appeared to clip heels with eventual winner Sylvan Mist, which resulted in the young rider being sent crashing to the ground.

Toberton suffered fatal injuries and Dempsey was reported to be "confused and dazed", but the rider's father, trainer Phil Dempsey, is pleased to report his son is none the worse on Thursday morning.

Dempsey said: "He's fine. There are no bones broken and the scans he's had on his head and everything else are all clear.

"He's just waiting to see the doctor and hopefully he'll be back home later today. He's already looking forward to getting back riding, that's all he's talking about."