Graham Lee

Graham Lee Thanks Racing Community For Their Support Three Months After Spinal Injury

A statement thanking the racing community for their support was released by the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF) on behalf of injured jockey Graham Lee on Saturday. Injured in a severe fall at Newcastle three months ago, the Group 1-winning jockey is currently located at the Spinal Unit of the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesborough. Also a Grand National winner, Lee is planning to modify his house in order to move home in the next few months. A JustGiving page was set up for Lee shortly after his accident and...

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Fundraising Auction Organised For Graham Lee

A fundraising auction for injured jockey Graham Lee has been organised and can be viewed here. The jockey was recently moved closer to home after sustaining neck and spinal injuries in a Newcastle fall earlier this month and undergoing surgery. All of the money raised will be managed by the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF) and go directly to the 47-year-old rider. Some of the lots include mornings on the gallops with trainers like Paul Nicholls, Karl Burke, Harry Derham, Donald McCain and Fergal O'Brien. In addition, there are also stud...

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Graham Lee Transferred Closer To Home In Middlesbrough

Injured jockey Graham Lee was moved closer to home to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough recently. The Grand National-winning jockey and Group 1-winning rider sustained spine and neck injuries in a fall at Newcastle two weeks ago. He was previously based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary Hospital in Newcastle. A statement from the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF) read, "Graham Lee has now moved to the Spinal Unit at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesborough where he will remain for the foreseeable future. "He is no longer in ITU but...

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Nomination To Paddington To Be Auctioned At Tattersalls December For Graham Lee

A nomination to brilliant four-time Group 1 winner Paddington (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}) will be auctioned to raise funds on behalf of injured jockey Graham Lee during the first day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale on Monday, Dec. 4, Coolmore announced on Wednesday. The lot will be up for bid immediately prior to the first 'Sceptre' lot (1527).  Lee was injured in a fall as the horses left the gates at Newcastle earlier this month and sustained neck and spinal injuries. "Our partners Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, George Von Opel...

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Injured Jockey Graham Lee Is Making Progress

Jockey Graham Lee is reported to be making "positive progress" by the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF) as of Friday. The Group 1-winning rider was unseated from Ben Macdui (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) on leaving the stalls for a sprint handicap last Friday. He has been diagnosed with an unstable cervical fracture which has damaged his spinal cord, and has also undergone two surgeries to stabilise the fractures and protect his spinal cord further. The IJF said in a statement, "Graham has made positive progress in the last 24 hours and has...

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Graham Lee Undergoes Surgery As Family Speak Of 'Overwhelming' Support

Graham Lee, the hugely popular jockey who suffered life-changing injuries in a fall last week, has undergone surgery at the Royal Victoria Infirmary Hospital in Newcastle. The Grand National and Group 1-winning rider was unseated from Ben Macdui at the start of an all-weather handicap at Newcastle on Friday, suffering injuries that saw him taken to hospital and admitted to an intensive care unit. He has since been identified as having an unstable cervical fracture causing damage to his spinal cord, and the racing world has rallied round the rider...

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Lee's Condition 'Very Serious' Following Race Fall

Jockey Graham Lee, who was injured in a fall on leaving the stalls in a race at Newcastle on Friday evening, has been diagnosed with an unstable cervical fracture and remains in intensive care at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in the city. The 47-year-old has damage to his spinal cord and other complications. His condition has been described as "very serious." On Monday, his former weighing-room colleague Sir Anthony McCoy and Jack Berry, respectively president and vice-president of the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF), released a joint-statement which read, "Like everyone...

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Jockey Graham Lee In Intensive Care After Newcastle Fall

Jockey Graham Lee has been placed in intensive care following a fall aboard Ben Macdui (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) at Newcastle on Friday evening. Lee was unseated as the gates opened during the BetUK. Home Of The Acca-Fenwa H. The Grand National-winning jockey, who switched to the Flat in 2012, has also found top-level glory in that sphere aboard Trip To Paris (Ire) (Champs Elysees {GB}) in the 2015 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, as well as with Alpha Delphini (GB) (Captain Gerrard {Ire]) in the 2018 G1 Nunthorpe S. His...

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