Dwayne Dunn released from hospital after fractured C6 vertebrae

Dwayne Dunn released from hospital after fractured C6 vertebrae

Dunn was taken to hospital on Saturday afternoon after a dramatic start to a 1600-metre handicap at The Valley with Dunn on board the Richard Laming-trained Shot Of Irish ($3.60) who was the main market rival of Junipal ($2.15 favourite) and expected to lead in the $125,000 Powerflo Solutions Handicap (1600m).

The six-year-old gelding lost his chance at the start, bounding in the air when the gates opened, which resulted in Dunn’s head slamming into the crossbar of the barrier stalls.

The contact was significant enough for Dunn to lose the cloth part of his helmet. Shot Of Irish lost at least 15 lengths in the incident but was not tested by Dunn throughout the race, crossing the line last in the eight-horse field, beaten 47 lengths.

 

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