Teenage jockey Willie Twiston-Davies breaks leg in race

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Teenage jockey Willie Twiston-Davies breaks leg in race

Amateur jockey Willie Twiston-Davies has sustained a broken leg in a race at Stratford, highlighting the need for horse insurance.

The teenager was riding Battlecry in the totesport.com Hunters' Chase, when the mount slipped and injured the 16 year old.

Willie was taken to Warwick Hospital for surgery and is now recovering.

Brother and fellow jockey Sam Twiston-Davies said: "It's bad news as he's broken his femur in his right leg.

"He's obviously going to be out of action for quite a while, but he's not in too bad spirits, considering."

Earlier this month, Willie won the Foxhunters Chase at Aintree, making him the youngest jockey to achieve the feat over the National fences.

Willie and 18-year-old Sam are sons of Nigel Twiston-Davies, a trainer whose mounts have won the Grand National twice.

The accident comes in the wake of Peter Toole's accident at Aintree, which saw the 22-year-old rider suffer bleeding on the brain, which was treated by a medically-induced coma.

April 18th 2011

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