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Injured Jockeys Fund reveal Malton rehab centre plan

Artists impression of Jack Berry House. Picture: Injured Jockeys Fund
Image caption The centre would offer rehabilitation and respite care to injured jockeys

Plans for a multimillion-pound rehabilitation centre for injured jockeys in the north of England have gone on display.

The Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF) said the £3.5m clinic, at Malton, would be similar to the charity's existing centre in Berkshire.

It will offer physiotherapy, medical help and a fully-equipped gym to help speed recovery.

The IJF said it hoped to submit a planning application in late-November.

The centre, to be built on land near Malton's rugby club, will be similar to the £5m Oaksey House at Lambourn, Berkshire, which the IJF opened in 2009.

Lisa Hancock, IJF chief executive, said: "We are conscious that the northern half of the country has nothing like this and Malton is a thriving racing town at the moment.

"It also made sense when you look at where many of the northern-based jockeys live."

Miss Hancock said residents were being invited to comment on the plans and meet IJF representatives at a display at The Yard, Main Square, Malton, on 2 and 3 November.

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