Sussex trainer recovers after horse-kick horror

Gary Moore

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Trainer Gary Moore is recovering from broken ribs, a punctured lung and a bruised spleen after being kicked several times by one of his horses at his West Sussex yard.

The 59-year-old was helping wife Jayne on to a horse at their Cisswood Stables in Lower Beeding near Horsham on Thursday morning when another horse kicked out.

Moore was taken to Redhill Hospital for treatment and he was kept in intensive care overnight.

Today he was said to be recovering but jockey son Jamie, speaking at Fontwell’s Friday afternoon meeting, said his father had suffered broken ribs, a punctured lung and a bruised spleen.

He spent the night in intensive care after doctors detected fluid on his lungs.

Daughter Hayley said: “He was kicked in the back more than once and has damaged a number of ribs.”

Moore was a National Hunt jockey with more than 200 career wins.

He retired from the saddle in the early 1990s and went on to train horses. His training career started in Epsom where he trained for five years before taking over from his father Charlie in Brighton.

He was based at Ingleside Racing Stables, Brighton, for more than ten years before him and his wife relocated to Cisswood Racing Stables in Lower Beeding.

Cisswood has top-class racehorse training facilities with stabling for 90 racehorses.

The expanse of land enables them to turn horses out to grass daily when required. They also have four stallion pens in addition to six turnout paddocks, together with two large fields.

Moore has one runner - Flute Bowl - at Fontwell on Friday.

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