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Grand National-winning jockey Graham Lee in intensive care after fall | Horse racing

Graham Lee, the Flat jockey, is in intensive care after suffering a neck injury in a fall at Newcastle on Friday evening. The rider, 47, was taken to hospital after being unseated from his mount Ben Macdui as the stalls opened for a five-furlong handicap race on the all-weather track. A statement from the Injured Jockeys Fund read: “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, from Galway, has ridden under both codes during his lengthy career, riding Amberleigh House to the 2004 Grand National for Ginger McCain. The rider also enjoyed a successful partnership with staying hurdler Inglis Drever, counting the 2005 World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival among their seven victories together, while the Ferdy Murphy-trained pair of Another Promise and Kalahari King were also Grade One scorers. After repeated injury problems in jump racing, Lee switched his attentions to the Flat in 2012, striking …