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British jockey Matt Griffiths in intensive care after tragic car accident

A statement released by the Injured Jockeys’ Fund on Monday evening said that Griffiths is in a ‘stable but critical’ condition.
Oct 4th 2021, 9:06 PM 8,200 0

GRADE ONE-WINNING JOCKEY Matt Griffiths is in a “stable but critical” condition in intensive care following a fatal car accident on Sunday.

Griffiths was travelling along a road near Exford, a village on Exmoor, when the crash happened.

He was taken to a hospital in Bristol for treatment.

A statement released by the Injured Jockeys’ Fund on Monday evening read: “There was a fatal car accident yesterday near Exford on Exmoor.

“National Hunt jockey Matt Griffiths was involved in this and, having been taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol, is now in a stable but critical condition.

“His family have asked for privacy at this difficult time.”


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Griffiths partnered Dashel Drasher to success in the Grade One Ascot Chase in February for trainer Jeremy Scott, who has been his biggest supporter.

It was the culmination of a three-race winning streak at Ascot for the pair, who beat Master Tommytucker by two lengths.

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