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The Injured Jockeys Fund was the brainchild of founding Trustee and past President John Oaksey and came about following the devastating accidents of Tim Brookshaw and, four months later, Paddy Farrell in the 1964 Grand National.
Both falls resulted in severe paralysis which immediately ended both their careers.
It helps any rider who holds, or has held, a Professional or Amateur licence issued by the British Horse Racing Authority, including any spouse, partner, child or dependant they may have.
Oaksey House was opened in 2009, by the Injured Jockey’s Fund President The Royal Princess. It provides specialist rehabilitation treatment for physical and neurological injuries and has respite accommodation also available for those receiving extended treatment together with their carers if required- as well as many other facilities.
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