Toole and Hawkins continue recovery

Peter Toole and Richard Hawkins, the two jockeys injured in falls in April, are both reported to be well on the road to recovery.

Peter Toole and Richard Hawkins, the two jockeys injured in falls in April, are both reported to be well on the road to recovery.

Toole sustained a serious head injury in a fall at Aintree on Grand National day but after making swift strides in his recovery, he was transferred to a Dublin hospital.

The claimer is now due to move on to the National Rehabilitation Centre in Dun Laoghaire in the coming days but he is eager to return to Lambourn, where he was based with Charlie Mann, to make use of the rehabilitation facilities within Oaksey House.

Lisa Hancock, chief executive for the Injured Jockeys Fund, said: “I know that Peter is keen to come to Oaksey House and we will all be delighted to welcome him as soon as he is ready.

“We have a superb team in place and this kind of rehab service is exactly what Oaksey House was set up to deliver.”

Amateur rider Hawkins was knocked unconscious in a fall at Taunton on April and has been confined to Taunton hospital since then.

However, Julia Mangan, IJF almoner for the South West, reports that the rider is due to enjoy a home visit on Tuesday as part of his recovery process.

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