Oisin Murphy keeps championship lead but evening marred by fatality

By: Greg Wood Chelmsford Cit Friday 15 October 2021
  • Murphy’s ride Discover Dubai fatally injured at Chelmsford City
  • Champion has 151-149 lead over William Buick in title fight

Oisin Murphy maintained his two-win lead over William Buick in the race for the Flat jockeys’ championship after a seven-race card at Chelmsford City on Thursday, although the evening was marred by a fall for the reigning champion when Discover Dubai, Murphy’s ride in the fourth race, suffered a fatal injury on the home turn.

Murphy walked away unscathed after being thrown from Discover Dubai, who fell heavily after breaking down two furlongs out. The champion for the last two seasons had earlier exchanged winners with Buick, who is hoping to be crowned champion jockey for the first time.

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