Drowne hurt as Jwala dies

  • Last Updated: December 8 2013, 12:07 GMT

Steve Drowne has sustained a fractured collar bone after Nunthorpe Stakes heroine Jwala fell fatally in the Hong Kong Sprint.

Jwala wins the Nunthorpe Stakes at York in the summer
Jwala wins the Nunthorpe Stakes at York in the summer

The jockey has also been reported to have suffered a punctured lung in the incident, which saw him stretchered from the track.

Jwala, trained in Newmarket by Robert Cowell, was in contention for a place a furlong out but was beginning to drop backwards when appearing to be squeezed between rivals and falling to the ground just 50 yards from the finish.

Cowell tweeted: "Thank you to everyone for their kind, sympathetic words. Jwala was a special racehorse - I am especially proud to have been part of her life."