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Injury Ends Frost’s National Hopes

Injury Ends Frost’s National Hopes

Jockey Bryony Frost has been ruled out of the Grand National Meeting at Aintree next month with a broken collar bone. Frost made history last week as she became the first female jockey to win a Grade One race over obstacles at the Cheltenham Festival with her victory on Frodon in the Ryanair Chase.

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Frost fell at Southwell on Monday and has now been ruled out of the Grand National after sustaining a broken collar bone. “I’ve been taken aback by all the support I’ve received since Monday,” she said in a statement.

“The racing world is an extremely caring one. Although we are all strangers within it, we become a family when we need each other and that’s the beauty of it.

“Yesterday I went to see an extremely good specialist in Cardiff where my X-ray results have shown that I’ve fractured my clavicle.” Frost had been tipped to partner Black Corton in the National at Aintree, and would have probably had a few high-profile rides over the three-day festival but she will now sit out Aintree.

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