Three Horses and Jockeys Escape Injury in Gulfstream Spill

by | 03.09.2013 | 4:38pm

Three jockeys and horses escaped major injury Saturday when they were involved in a spill during the running of the fifth race at Gulfstream Park.

Jockey Jose Lezcano, riding All Alex, and jockey Luis Saez, riding Boss Man, were taken to a local hospital for precautionary measures. Both had full mobility and were speaking. Jockey Francisco Torres, riding Layton Register, walked away from the spill, which occurred as horses entered the backstretch in a 1 1/8 miles turf event. All three horses were uninjured.

Lezcano and Saez took off their mounts for the remainder of the afternoon. Lezcano was named to ride Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship (G3) winner Fort Loudon in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2). Jeffrey Sanchez was named as the new rider. Saez was named to ride Swagger Jack. A replacement had not been named as of 4 p.m.

  • William L. Anton

    We commend the boys for the jobs they do, but it was not “just another day at the office.” Always gratification to hear not only the boys are fine but their mounts too. We need to quit taking them for granted, risky business.

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