Krigger taken to hospital after Santa Anita spill

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Jockey Kevin Krigger, who was unseated when his mount, Ricsprentiousgal, clipped heels during the stretch run of Santa Anita’s fifth race on Friday, was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena for examination.

Krigger, 30, clipped the heels of original winner Indecise, who was ridden by Garrett Gomez, inside the eighth pole in the one-mile race on turf.  None of the horses involved appeared to be seriously injured and Gomez was subsequently disqualified to last by the stewards for interference.

A native of St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Krigger had three wins on Thursday at Santa Anita and is currently tied for eighth in the jockey standings with seven wins overall.

He has received a good deal of national attention of late, as he is the regular rider of leading Kentucky Derby hopeful Goldencents, who was a winner of the Grade III Sham Stakes on Jan. 5.

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  • Don Reed

    Recent jockey CARNAGE:

    12/31/12: Maragh (AQ)
    01/02/13: Garcia (Penn Nat.)
    01/03/13: Marlon St. James (Turfway; indefinite drug suspension)
    01/08/13: Borel (Gulfsteam?)
    01/12/13: Gutierrez; Bejarano; Pugnasi (Santa Anita)
    01/18/13: Dominguez (AQ; fracured skull, in critical condition)
    01/18/13: Krigger (Santa Anita)

  • HappyHarriet

    Jockey/Horse Racing ACCIDENTS, yes, but … CARNAGE?

    The dictionary defines “carnage”:
    1. the slaughter of a great number of people, as in battle; butchery; massacre.
    2. Archaic. dead bodies, as of those slain in battle.

    A bit overstated, perhaps?

  • http://www.theracehorseexperiment.com/ Maureen Tierney

    I noticed clipping heels as a cause more than once.  Not critizing, but riding too close doesn’t win races if you clip heels and fall.

  • 3875waldo

    I plead
    Artistic License. Seriously, if you were one of the seven injured jockeys, I
    think I’d get their vote, not yours. But thanks for weighing in.

     

    Next
    time, please, no “qualifying.” You’ve heard/seen too many people say/write
    “kind of,” “sort of,” “a [little] bit,” “to
    be honest with you,” etc.

     

    Pathetic,
    washed-out ESPN (j.h.s.) rhetoric. Very contagious.  It defuses the impact of our statements.  Unnecessary, to say the least.

  • Mboyle852

    Wishing all the inured jockeys a speedy and full recovery from their injuries.
    It’s a very tough job. 

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