A former jockey has launched a compensation claim against the owners of Cheltenham Racecourse after he suffered a career-ending injury at Prestbury Park.
Philip Hide is making his claim against Jockey Club Racecourses after he was forced to retire due to injuries sustained in a fall almost six years ago.
According to his injury solicitors, he would not have been injured badly if the post he collided with had not been concreted solidly into the ground.
Since his retirement, Mr Hide has had to undergo hip replacement surgery and it is likely he will need to have the same operation again in the future.
The case will be heard at Oxford County Court
The accident occurred as Mr Hide was riding horse Hatch A Plan in a two mile race at the track in November 2006.
He was forced into retirement four years later.
Mr Hide now works as an assistant trainer after a riding career that saw more than 400 victories.
Witness testimony will be provided on his behalf by Olympic gold medal winner Richard Meade. The owners of the racecourse will call former jockey Carl Llewellyn to give evidence.
Andy Clifton, communications manager for the racecourse, said he could not comment on the case until it was brought to a conclusion.