Santa Anita’s Horn Blower Cohen Sidelined By Bell’s Palsy

by | 01.05.2019 | 4:19pm
Jay Cohen at Santa Anita

Hospitalized for the past five days, Santa Anita Horn blower Jay Cohen reports he's been diagnosed with Bell's Palsy.

“I could feel something coming on opening day (Dec. 26) and it just got worse as the day went on,” said Cohen, who is due to be released from Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora later this afternoon. “They've done a whole battery of tests on me and the good news is, it's nothing life threatening. I've been told it will take 'weeks' to recover, so my job now is to get plenty of good nutrition, exercise and as much rest as I need to try and get healthy as soon as possible.

“I can't wait to get back to work, but right now, there's no way I can play my instrument. Opening day was so much fun, with all the little kids, families and the people I've known for so many years. I miss being there so much!”

And, many thousands of racing fans miss seeing, hearing and interacting with the best in the business, Jay Cohen. Here's hoping he's back in action as soon as possible. In the interim, Cohen's good friend, Kevin Brown, will be pinch-hitting with the Call to the Post.

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