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Billy Egan’s taken to hospital with possible leg and arm fractures

Billy Egan’s taken to hospital with possible leg and arm fractures

Billy Egan’s flying start to the new season has come to abrupt halt with the popular jockey transported to Pakenham hospital on Friday evening with possible leg and arm fractures.

Egan, 32, fell heavily from Tagomago in the final of nine events at Pakenham and after he was attended to on course was transferred to hospital for x-rays.

The Victorian Jockeys Association reported that Egan had ‘’possible leg and arm fractures’’.

Egan had four rides at the opening group 1 meeting of the season at Caulfield on Saturday, including the mount aboard the ever-improving stayer Jimmy The Bear, prepared by one of his great supporters in Patrick Payne.

Egan has been in wonderful form this season and was currently second on the Victorian jockey’s premiership with 12 wins already in August.

Just half an hour before his fall, Egan punched home Field Of Roses ($9) to bring up trainer Gavin Bedggood’s first winner for the new season.

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