Nasty fall mars Oakbank jumps race

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THE first jumps race of the Oakbank Easter Carnival has been marred by a nasty fall.

The 12 runners in the Somerled Hurdle negotiated all but the final fence of the 2900m, with favourite Renew and second placegetter Distillation clearing out from the field.

But Searaven and Wheeler Fortune, who were out of contention, were involved in a fall at the final obstacle.

Renew and jockey John Allen (burgundy with stars) clear the final fence before winning the opening jumps race of the Oakbank carnival. Picture: Tait Schmaal

Renew and jockey John Allen (burgundy with stars) clear the final fence before winning the opening jumps race of the Oakbank carnival. Picture: Tait SchmaalSource:News Corp Australia

Searaven, ridden by Paul Hamblin, regained his footing and galloped on but Wheeler Fortune, with Richard Cully on board, suffered a significant injury to a foreleg and was euthanised by course veterinarians just minutes after the race had finished.

Jockey Richard Cully of the ill-fated Wheeler Fortune returns on foot to the parade enclosure. Picture: Keryn Stevens

Jockey Richard Cully of the ill-fated Wheeler Fortune returns on foot to the parade enclosure. Picture: Keryn StevensSource:News Corp Australia

Both jockeys appeared to escape serious injury, though Cully was limping slightly as he returned to the jockey’s room.

Anti-jumps protesters outside the famous Oakbank racecourse. Picture: Keryn Stevens

Anti-jumps protesters outside the famous Oakbank racecourse. Picture: Keryn StevensSource:News Corp Australia

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