Kendrick Carmouche is expected to miss seven to eight weeks after fracturing his femur in a spill during the Juvenile Turf Sprint at Kentucky Downs on Saturday, according to Daily Racing Form. Carmouche went down in the stretch when his mount, Chattel, clipped heels as Sovereign Impact drifted out in front of him. Sovereign Impact, who finished third behind winner Moonlight Romance, was disqualified and placed last.
Chattel, a 2-year-old by Giant Oak bred by the University of Kentucky, owned by David Baxter and trained by Brandon McFarland, fractured his shoulder in the spill and was euthanized. Chattel had won two of his five previous start, including the Skidmore Stakes at Saratoga.
Carmouche was taken to Skyline Medical Center near Nashville, Tenn., complaining of leg pain. According to DRF, he will undergo surgery Sunday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “They're going to put a screw in it and I'm going to be able to put pressure on the leg,” Carmouche told DRF, adding there was no separation of the bone. “They're saying seven to eight weeks before I'm back riding,” he said.
Based primarily in New York after winning four consecutive riding titles at Parx Racing (formerly Phildelphia Park), Carmouche has won 3,106 races in a career stretching back to 2000. From a horse racing family, Carmouche, 34, was born in Vinton, La.
Wishing my man Kendrick Carmouche a speedy recovery. He has a broken femur. He will need surgery, hoping everything goes ok. Love you my man, you'll be back in no time !
— Angel Suarez Medero (@A_Suarez_jockey) September 9, 2018
CHATTEL. My condolences to the connections of this beautiful horse. My thoughts go out to Kendrick Carmouche, who thankfully seems to be doing well. pic.twitter.com/no1qxTZnkt
— Grace Clark (@Gracewell17) September 9, 2018
Hoping for a speedy recovery for Kendrick Carmouche, sending positive thoughts his way. Follow @KYDownsRacing for more updates. We also send our thoughts to all of the connections of Skidmore winner, Chattel. https://t.co/NKCGkEKuY9
— NYRA (@TheNYRA) September 8, 2018
Wishing my good friend Kendrick Carmouche a speedy recovery. Tough sport !!!!
— Victor R. Carrasco (@VictorJockey) September 9, 2018
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