Jockey Julien Leparoux was unseated during the gallop out of Saturday's 11th race at Saratoga, and suffered a non-displaced wrist fracture, according to his wife, Shea, on Twitter. Agent Steve Bass suggested that the rider would likely miss three to four weeks of racing.
Leparoux's mount, Excilly, was within striking range in the final furlong of the Fasig-Tipton De La Rose Stakes. Her saddle slipped forward suddenly, causing him to lose control of the filly. The pair finished seventh, but Leparoux was unseated after the wire.
The regular rider for the “Queen of the Turf,” Tepin, Leparoux may be forced to miss her next start, which trainer Mark Casse has suggested may come in the G2 Ballston Spa on Aug. 27 at Saratoga.
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