Oaks Favorite Bellafina’s Trainer, Simon Callaghan, Dislocates Shoulder In Fall

by | 05.01.2019 | 1:14pm
Simon Callaghan at Churchill Downs

Trainer Simon Callaghan, who sends out the favorite in Friday's Kentucky Oaks, slipped and fell Wednesday morning at his rented apartment in Louisville, dislocating his shoulder, according to the Daily Racing Form. He had to be rushed to the emergency room.

“My foot went out from under me and I tumbled down the stairs and dislocated my shoulder,” Callaghan told DRF. “I had to get rushed to the [emergency room] and have them set it back in. But I feel a lot better now, it's all back in place and thankfully there was no break or anything like that.”

Callaghan obviously couldn't make it to the track to see Bellafina Wednesday morning, but he was planning to make the trip in the afternoon during feed time.

Bellafina is the 2-1 favorite in a field of 14. She's won all three of her starts this year, including the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks in her last start.

Read more at the Daily Racing Form

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