Hanagan fractures arm in fall

  • Last Updated: July 30 2014, 11:05 BST

Paul Hanagan faces a spell on the sidelines after sustaining a hairline fracture to his lower left arm in a fall at Goodwood on Tuesday.

Hanagan: Left arm broken
Hanagan: Left arm broken

Hanagan's injury occurred when his mount, the Ed Dunlop-trained White Nile, slipped up in the bet365 Summer Stakes.

The former champion jockey had been enjoying a stellar season after winning the Investec Oaks and the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Taghrooda, as well as the Coral-Eclipse aboard Mukhadram.

Those three Group One wins came in the colours of his boss, Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum.

Hanagan will, however, be hoping to be back in action towards the end of August, when Taghrooda is due to run in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks.

Sheikh Hamdan's racing manager Angus Gold said: "I haven't actually spoken to Paul but I have been told that there is a crack in there somewhere.

"It's obviously a blow. Things had been going well, but these things happen in racing."