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Newcastle fall leaves Graham Lee in intensive care

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Graham Lee is in intensive care after sustaining a neck injury in a fall at Newcastle on Friday night.

Jockey - GRAHAM LEE Picture: Racing and Sports

The jockey was unseated from his mount Ben Macdui as the stalls opened for BetUK. Home Of The Acca-Fenwa Handicap, with Lee being taken to hospital yesterday evening.

Graham Lee has enjoyed a lengthy successful career riding under both codes, with highlights in the National Hunt sphere including Amberleigh House's Grand National glory in 2004 for Ginger McCain and Inglis Drever's 2005 victory in the World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Lee turned his attention to the flat in 2012 and enjoyed notable Group 1 successes onboard Trip To Paris in the 2015 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot and Alpha Delphini in the 2018 Nunthorpe.

A statement from the Injured Jockeys Fund said: "Graham was taken by ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, where he is in intensive care with a neck injury.

"He will undergo further tests today to assess the extent of the injury."

Lee has ridden 47 winners this season.

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