Oaklawn Injuries: Quinonez Suffers Vertebral Fracture, Loveberry A ‘Cracked Forearm’

by | 04.08.2018 | 4:16pm
Jareth Loveberry and Luis Quinonez

Luis Quinonez, Oaklawn's leading rider in 2007, will see a specialist Monday to determine the extent of a back injury suffered before Saturday's second race, his agent, Monty Penney, said Sunday morning.

Penney said Quinonez sustained a “compression fracture” of his “T4” vertebra when Siblyline reared in the gate and unseated the jockey.

Quinonez was able to move his extremities, but he was transported by ambulance to CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs for treatment before being released later Saturday, operations director Jason Milligan said.

Quinonez, 51, is among the winningest riders in Oaklawn history with 582, including nine this year.

Penney also represents Jareth Loveberry, who was injured during training hours Sunday morning when his mount stumbled and fell leaving the starting gate. Loveberry was transported by ambulance to CHI St. Vincent after sustaining an injury to his left arm, Milligan said.

Penney said Loveberry was being fitted with a cast after suffering a “cracked forearm.”

Loveberry has been the regular rider of multiple stakes winner Amy's Challenge, who is scheduled to make her next start in Friday's $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies. Trainer Mac Robertson said Thursday morning that it “looks like” Hall of Famer Mike Smith would ride Amy's Challenge in the Fantasy.

Loveberry has 11 victories at the meet, which ends Saturday.

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