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Racing: Injury scare for Frankie.



FRANKIE DETTORI was taken to hospital for X-rays on an ankle injury at Happy Valley in Hong Kong today, but is expected to be fit to partner Falbrav in the Hong Kong Cup The Hong Kong Cup is a Group 1 flat horse race in Hong Kong for three-year-old and above thoroughbreds run over a distance of 2,000 metres (approximately 1 mile 2 furlongs) at Sha Tin Racecourse in mid December.  on Sunday.

Dettori hurt himself when dismounting from Champion Speed who was pulled up in the opening leg of the International Jockeys' Championship .

Dettori (above) was taken to the nearby Queen Mary Hospital There are several Queen Mary Hospitals in the world:
  • Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong
  • Queen Mary Hospital in England
  • Queen Mary Hospital in New Zealand
, where it was confirmed he had twisted his right ankle.

Larry Wong, chief executive of the Hong Kong Jockey Club The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC, Traditional Chinese: 香港賽馬會) is one of the oldest institutions in Hong Kong, founded in 1884 to promote horse racing. , said: "It looks like Frankie will be able to ride on Sunday."

And Falbrav's trainer Luca Cumani was equally optimistic saying: "I am at the races and saw it happen. I have spoken to Frankie, he should be okay," he said.

At Newbury, Nicky Henderson celebrated his 53rd birthday by saddling Mighty Strong and Maharbal to win.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 11, 2003
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