FREDDY Tylicki’s successful courtroom claim for damages against another jockey for injuries sustained in a racecourse fall has sent shockwaves through the racing industry.

Tylicki, who was left paralysed by an incident at Kempton in 2016, is believed to be seeking up to £6 million from the insurers of Graham Gibbons, who has been found liable for the event. Both parties are now expected to agree privately on the sum payable to Tylicki.

The case is likely to raise significant questions about the future of indemnity insurance available to jockeys and what it might mean for the sport if such insurance were to become unavailable, while there will be a renewed focus on stewarding.

The British Horseracing Authority said it would study the full transcript and “carefully assess what implications it may hold for British racing, in discussion with industry stakeholders”. The Professional Jockeys Association offered a similar response.

In a judgment on Tuesday, Judge Karen Walden-Smith found in Tylicki’s favour, ruling that Gibbons “had a reckless disregard for Mr Tylicki’s safety”. The judge was somewhat critical of the acting stewards, who had apportioned no blame for the incident, though she acknowledged the stewards did not hear evidence from Tylicki who had been taken to hospital.

She added that her judgment relates only to this case and does not set a precedent.

On Wednesday the BHA issued a statement to say: “The incident in this case took place in 2016. Since this date there have been significant reforms to stewarding in Britain, including the implementation of a brand new stewarding model which has modernised our approach with increased professionalism, mandatory competency-based training and assessment, increased penalties for interference, adjournment of enquiries where a rider is injured and cannot attend, and improved cameras and technology.

“However, this is an issue that we continually monitor and one area that we will of course discuss with our participants and their representative bodies in light of this judgement.”

In a statement after the judgment, Tylicki said he was “delighted”. He said: “Today’s result has finally provided me with closure and I look forward to putting this all behind me and moving on with my life.

“I hope, though, that this judgment acts as a reminder that competing in a dangerous sport like horseracing is no justification for competing with a reckless disregard for the safety of your fellow competitors.”