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Hall of Famer hospitalised after trackwork incident

Australian Racing Hall of Fame trainer Leon Macdonald remains in hospital following an incident at Morphettville on Thursday morning.

Macdonald, 79, was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital after he was knocked over by Pearl Bandit following a track gallop.

Co-trainer Andrew Gluyas said Macdonald lost balance when the horse made contact and it’s believed he’s sustained a hip injury.

“He’s still in Royal Adelaide being assessed,’’ Gluyas said.

“Joe (Andrew's son) has been in there with him since the incident.

“He’s OK, he’s just a bit sore and sorry for himself at the moment,’’ he said.

Macdonald will undergo surgery in the coming days.

The stable have a strong hand at Murray Bridge on Saturday with Midnight Storm chasing his fourth win from five starts while Pearl Bandit  will chase a second successive win.

IMAGE: Leon Macdonald with Clare Lindop.

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