Buick on the mend af­ter fall

Daily Mail - - Cricket - By SAM TURNER

WiLLiaM BUiCK looks to have es­caped se­ri­ous in­jury af­ter the tragic in­ci­dent at the end of satur­day’s grade one sec­re­tariat stakes at ar­ling­ton which cost Per­mian his life. the Mark John­ston-trained colt had to be put down when he sus­tained a bro­ken left leg in the mile-and-a-quar­ter fea­ture at the Chicago track. Per­mian un­seated Buick soon af­ter the part­ner­ship fin­ished in last place. the Bri­tish rider was taken to North­west Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal com­plain­ing of back pain, which tran­spired to be a frac­tured t12 ver­te­bra. Buick’s fa­ther Wal­ter is­sued an up­beat bulletin yes­ter­day, say­ing: ‘William is go­ing to have a sec­ond scan as a pre­cau­tion and hope­fully they can get him on a flight home very soon. ‘it could have been an aw­ful lot worse. i have spo­ken to him and he is in good spir­its.’ Per­mian was one of the big sto­ries of this year’s Clas­sic gen­er­a­tion, hav­ing won the Dante stakes at York and the King ed­ward Vii stakes at Royal as­cot. He earned over £400,000 in prize-money and won six of his 13 starts. sioUX Na­tioN yes­ter­day handed ai­dan o’Brien a 16th vic­tory in the Phoenix stakes at the Cur­ragh, hold­ing off the gor­don el­liott-trained Beck­ford by half a length. there was also group one glory for Frankie Det­tori in France, where the ital­ian jockey won aboard al Wukair in the group one Prix Jac­ques le Marois.

ECLIPSE SPORTSWIRE

Hor­ror: Buick was un­seated by Per­mian

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