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Jockey Tom Buckley faces a long-lasting spell on the sidelines after being knocked out at Plumpton in the fall

Jockey Tom Buckley faces a long-lasting spell on the sidelines after being knocked out in Plumpton in the fall, where Glass Of Bubbles was fatally injured

  • Buckley was eliminated on Monday after a nasty fall from Glass Of Bubbles
  • The partnership fell into grief on the fourth flight of the first hurdle
  • The Longsdon-trained filly appeared to be blinded by the sun setting on the straight

Jockey Tom Buckley faces a long-lasting spell on the sidelines after being knocked out at Plumpton on Monday after a nasty fall from Glass Of Bubbles.

The partnership took hold on the fourth flight of the first hurdle, when the Charlie Longsdon-trained filly appeared to be blinded by the low sun on the straight, stepped onto the hurdle and clumsily fell in an incident that sadly claimed her life.

Buckley was unconscious for several minutes before coming by and was assessed by the track’s medical staff.

Jockey Tom Buckley was unconscious for several minutes before coming by

Jockey Tom Buckley was unconscious for several minutes before coming by

He was later ridden home by rider William Kennedy. “I don’t blame anyone because incidents like that can happen in racing,” Longsdon said.

‘However, it does not paint the sport in a good light. She guessed it on the flight and jumped on it like a novice with the sun in her eyes. I’m just grateful that Tom is okay. ‘

The incident clearly set the alarm bells as only two hurdles had jumped due to the low sun in the ensuing beginner hurdle, with 1-8 African favorite dance beating just two rivals.

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