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Josh Moore remains in critical care but ‘early signs of improvement’

Josh Moore is showing “early signs of improvement” according to a statement released by the Injured Jockeys Fund on Saturday, but remains in critical care following injuries he sustained in a fall at Haydock Park last month.

Moore suffered multiple injuries when parting company with Gleno at the sixth fence in the Rising Sun Veterans’ Handicap Chase on April 16.

He underwent a successful operation on his broken femur, but suffered complications due to a chest infection which stalled further treatment.

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Jockey Joshua Moore remains in critical care, but there are early signs of improvement in his condition (John Walton/PA)

Moore, 30, remains in critical care, but the latest update offers encouragement that his condition is improving.

A statement from the IJF read: “Josh Moore remains in Critical Care at Aintree Hospital following injuries sustained at Haydock Park Racecourse on Saturday April 16.

“His recovery was complicated by Fat Embolization Syndrome, which can occur after major fractures. Josh’s breathing continues to get better and after being deeply unconscious there are now early signs of improvement.

“The medical team are actively planning the next steps in his treatment and rehabilitation.

“The Moore family thank everyone for their continued good wishes for Josh.”

Josh Moore could undergo back surgery after positive progress

Josh Moore’s condition is reported to have “further stabilised” and the rider could now undergo back surgery.

Moore suffered multiple injuries when parting company with Gleno at the sixth fence in the Rising Sun Veterans’ Handicap Chase at Haydock on April 16.

He underwent a successful operation on his broken femur last week, but suffered complications due to a chest infection which stalled further treatment.

While still sedated and on a ventilator, Moore’s condition has improved according to the Injured Jockeys Fund.

A statement read: “Josh’s condition has further stabilised today and whilst still sedated on a ventilator in critical care at Aintree Hospital, he can now be considered for surgery on his back at the nearby Walton Centre.

“The Moore Family are very grateful for the support and good wishes they have received from the industry at this difficult time.”

Josh Moore in critical care after chest infection complications

Josh Moore remains in critical care at Aintree University Hospital following a fall at Haydock on Saturday.

The rider suffered multiple injuries when parting company with Gleno at the sixth fence in the Rising Sun Veterans’ Handicap Chase.

Moore has undergone a successful operation on his broken femur, but remains under sedation as a chest infection is stalling his treatment.

A statement from the Injured Jockeys Fund read: “Following his fall at Haydock Park on Saturday, jockey Josh Moore is in Critical Care at Aintree University Hospital.

“After successful surgery to his femur, his recovery has been made complicated by a serious chest infection which has required him to stay sedated on the ventilator and has delayed definitive treatment of his injuries.

“The specialist medical team are working hard to treat Josh, and his family remain by his bedside.”

Josh Moore has successful surgery on broken leg

Josh Moore has had successful surgery on a broken leg following his fall at Haydock on Saturday.

Moore also sustained broken ribs and a punctured lung, as well as damage to his lower back, when parting company with Gleno at the sixth fence in the concluding veterans’ chase on Merseyside.

The rider has been in Aintree hospital and was in intensive care overnight on Sunday.

Confirming the operation had finally taken place Moore’s sister Hayley said on Monday afternoon: “He’s had the operation on his leg and they are happy with it, no complications. We’re just waiting for him to come round now.”

Earlier his father, trainer Gary Moore, had confirmed that even after the operation on his leg his son would need further attention.

He said: “His back isn’t OK, he’s going to need an operation on that as well. But they are going to have to sort the back out afterwards, I guess that is just what they do.”

This is the second time this season that Moore has sustained a serious injury, with the rider missing a huge chunk of the campaign following a serious back injury in October.

Although a tough time for all of the close-knit Moore family, Moore Snr was keen to point out that it is toughest for the man taking the falls and having to spend time out of the saddle with injuries.

“For Josh it’s been very hard for him this season, very disappointing,” added the trainer.

Josh Moore set for surgery

Josh Moore is preparing for yet another operation following his fall at Haydock on Saturday.

Moore also sustained broken ribs and a punctured lung, as well as damage to his lower back, when parting company with Gleno at the sixth fence in the concluding veterans’ chase on Merseyside.

The rider has been in Aintree hospital and was in intensive care overnight on Sunday.

Josh’s father Gary Moore said on Monday morning: “He’s been heavily sedated overnight and he’s still sedated now as he’s hopefully going down for the operation on his leg today.

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Jockey Joshua Moore, riding here at Kempton, sustained serious injuries in a fall at Haydock on Saturday (John Walton/PA)

“His back isn’t OK, he’s going to need an operation on that as well. But they are going to have to sort the back out afterwards, I guess that is just what they do.”

This is the second time this season that Moore has sustained a serious injury, with the rider missing a huge chunk of the campaign following a serious back injury in October.

Although a tough time for all of the close-knit Moore family, Moore Snr was keen to point out that it is toughest for the man taking the falls and having to spend time out of the saddle with injuries.

“For Josh it’s been very hard for him this season, very disappointing,” added the trainer.

Josh Moore suffers multiple injuries in Haydock fall

Josh Moore is facing another spell on the sidelines after being injured in a fall at Haydock on Saturday.

The rider was partnering Gleno for his father, trainer Gary Moore, in the closing veterans’ chase when he came down at the sixth fence, with Moore taken to Aintree Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

Moore missed a chunk of the campaign after sustaining a serious back injury in October and his sister, TV presenter Hayley Moore, is anticipating another lengthy period out of action for the rider as he awaits surgery for a broken femur, as well as being treated for other issues.

She told Sky Sports Racing: “It was an awful fall, it’s very unlike Gleno to come unstuck and as he landed, unfortunately Josh was underneath him.

“He’s broken his femur and he’s also broken some ribs, which meant he punctured a lung. They’re just looking after the X-ray at some possible damage in his lower back. That may also potentially need an operation.

“They’re hoping today at Aintree Hospital they will be able to perform both the operation on his leg and his back at the same time, so I think he’s just awaiting a further MRI scan to confirm if he does need both.

“It’s brutal for him this season. It was great to see him back, he had some nice victories on his return but he’s only been back a couple of months and suffered something horrendous again.

“The horse is fine and ultimately he (Moore) will be OK, but he just seems to have no luck whatsoever.”

Botox Has pays Josh Moore back with big-race victory at Fontwell

It has been a long road back for Josh Moore following two spinal injuries sustained at Plumpton in October.

That fall came aboard Botox Has, who redeemed himself when carrying the son of trainer Gary Moore to success in Fontwell’s biggest race of the season, the Royal Equestrian Bedding and Manor Elite Horsebox National Spirit Hurdle.

And if there was any doubt about the rider’s fitness and strength, they were completely erased, as he conjured a supreme ride to fight back and collar Brewin’upastorm in a deep renewal of the Grade Two contest.

Botox Has (20-1) travelled well in the two-mile affair, but looked booked for the minor honours two out as Brewin’upastorm cruised upsides Monmiral and jumped the last in front.

However, Aidan Coleman’s mount idled up the run-in and Moore’s persistent rousing of the six-year-old paid off, as he reeled in Olly Murphy’s charge, timing his ride to perfection to earn a head success in a thriller.

The winning jockey started riding out again at the beginning of January, but memories of the aftermath of his crashing fall aboard the John and Yvonne Stone-owned Botox Has, which knocked the 29-year-old unconscious, were still fresh.

“The last time I wore these colours, they were being cut off me,” he said. “It was good to get a good winner in them again.

“I sounded like an idiot beforehand, telling the owners I was hopeful. We were wrong in the weights, but I know this horse – I won a juvenile around here and I was gutted he didn’t run in the Triumph Hurdle as he was good around Cheltenham last October.

“Last year, he was just a four-year-old carrying a lot of weight in handicaps and it is hard on horses. It was just nice to run him in a small field today, give him a bit of room and while I was three-wide all the way, which is a terrible place to be around here, I just wanted to give him some comfort the whole way, and keep pressing on, because he does stay well.”

Moore, who was handed a two-day ban for his use of the whip, added: “This means a lot. Fontwell is a local track, it is their big race if the year, it’s a good prize as well, but it is very good to win on this horse, as four months ago I thought I didn’t think I’d be sitting on him again this season, that’s for sure. It is very kind of Mr Stone to let me back on him.”

An emotional Stone said: “I am more pleased for Josh than anything. I’m absolutely delighted for him.”

The trainer also looked on with understandable pride. He said: “The horse owed him that. I never lost faith in him. He will go novice chasing next year. It was nice for Josh, nice for the owners and I’m delighted for Josh, obviously.

“It means a lot. He is my son, he is my right-hand man, well, they both are. Jamie and Josh are both my right-hand men.

Josh Moore with winning connections
Josh Moore with winning connections (Simon Milham/PA)

“What happened to him was horrible and it was two ways whether he would come back or not. It would not have surprised me if he had not packed up and taken over the yard.”

Of the winner, Moore added: “He is no mug, the horse. Last year he beat Allmankind at Cheltenham and he was 20-1 today and Allmankind was third best in the betting.

“Obviously it was a big shout going back in distance today but we knew he would stay all day and when that horse went on, you saw the guts he had to come back and take him on again.”

Josh Moore delighted to be back in the saddle after serious injury

Josh Moore was back in the saddle at Doncaster on Friday, three months on from a fall at Plumpton that left him needing spinal surgery.

The jockey had to have an operation after fracturing vertebrae and breaking some ribs in the fall from Botax Has in October.

Moore’s comeback saw him finish fifth on Gleno, trained by his father Gary, in the three-mile Sky Bet Extra Places Every Day Handicap Hurdle won by Flexi Furlough.

“It’s good to be getting going again. It didn’t go quite as well as I’d hoped, but we’re back anyway,” he said.

“I had an operation to fixate T3 to T6 and have rods. I’ve done all the rehab and now I’ve got going again.”

Moore is now looking forward to his one ride on Saturday – Unanswered Prayers for Chris Gordon in the Albert Bartlett River Don Novices’ Hurdle back at Doncaster.

“I’m really looking forward to him, He looks a nice horse. I really liked him when I rode him in a bumper last year,” he said.

“He’s started his hurdles career off nicely this year. It’s an open-looking race and hopefully he can give a good account of himself.”

Josh Moore hopes to have surgery ‘in next 48 hours’

It is hoped Josh Moore’s wait for important surgery will be over in the next couple of days.

The jump jockey has been in the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton awaiting a spinal operation since suffering a fall at Plumpton a week ago.

Moore was riding Botox Has for his father Gary in the Bob Champion Cancer Trust Novices’ Chase when taking a tumble at the 11th fence.

He was taken to hospital for a check-up, and it was discovered he had fractured a vertebra and suffered broken ribs.

A statement issued by the Injured Jockeys Fund read: “It is hoped that Josh Moore will undergo surgery in the next 48 hours.

“Josh remains in the Royal Sussex County Hospital; options for private treatment have been explored – but owing to the nature of his injury and the specifics of the proposed surgical procedure, the consultant in charge has advised that care should remain in the NHS.

“The current Covid-related pressures on the NHS have meant that treatment has been delayed, however he continues to receive excellent care.

“The family are being supported at this difficult time.”

Josh Moore injured in Plumpton fall

Josh Moore is set for another spell on the sidelines after a fall at Plumpton on Monday.

Moore was riding Botox Has for his father, Gary, in the Bob Champion Cancer Trust Novices’ Chase when coming down at the 11th fence.

Moore was taken to hospital for a check-up where upon which it was discovered he had fractured a vertebra and suffered broken ribs.

The jockey’s sister, Hayley, tweeted: “Sadly @joshmoore91 fractured vertebra & broke ribs yesterday @plumptonraces after his fall. Botox Has is fine.

“Thanks to the great on course doctors for all they do. Lucky to have them. Wishing him a speedy recovery. Thanks for all your messages. It’s a tough game at times.”