Ex-jockey seeking damages after career-ending accident

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Compensation is being sought by a former jockey who had to retire due to injuries he sustained while racing at Prestbury Park.

According to the Gloucestershire Echo, Philip Hide is taking legal action against Jockey Club Racecourses after he collided with a metal post during the Letheby and Christopher Novices' Handicap Hurdle race at the course in November 2006.

Mr Hide - who ran more than 400 winners over the course of his career - has submitted papers to Oxford County Court, in which he blames the severity of his injuries on the fact the post was concreted to the ground.

The professional now works as an assistant trainer after being advised to retire from jockeying by medical experts around four years after the accident.

He recently underwent a hip replacement operation and has been told by doctors that he may need a repeat of this operation in the future.

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28/06/2012 16:16