Jockey Paco Lopez was handed a 30-day suspension Friday by Gulfstream stewards for careless riding in Thursday's first race, causing a spill and resulting in jockey Romero Maragh undergoing surgery Friday for two broken vertebrae and Carlos Montalvo suffering a fractured ankle.
Management also announced that any jockey suspended will be given a mandatory five days. Gulfstream's leading rider Luis Saez was the first to receive the five-day mandatory suspension for his ride in Thursday's 10th race.
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