Irish Jockey Advised To Retire Following Grand National Fall

Irish Jockey Advised To Retire Following Grand National Fall
By Gary Reilly

Irish jockey Davy Condon has been advised to retire following a serious fall at the Grand National. Condon's mount Portrait King came down three fences from the finish at Aintree in a fall which left Condon temporarily paralysed.

Speaking in the aftermath of the fall, Condon admitted that it had been a serious injury but suggested that he would be back in the saddle after recuperating from surgery.

The doctor at Aintree said I shouldn't ride again until I have the surgery and they have established how much damage is inside the neck. I certainly won't be rushing back in three months' time to ride at Galway or anything like that.

However, the latest news is less encouraging with reports emerging that Condon has been advised to retire his

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It's sad to see his career cut short due to this spinal injury, but the 30 year old Irish jockey could continue his column for the Irish Independent.

Some of Condon's major victories include the Gold Cup aboard Realt Mor in 2013, and the Knight Frank Novice Chase on Pandorama in 2009 in Leopardstown.

Photo Credit Barry Cregg/Sportsfile

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See Also: Video: Extraordinary On-Board Footage Shows Irish Jockey’s Aintree Fall
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