fractured vertebrae

One-Horse Spill At Parx Leaves Jockey Richard Bracho Hospitalized

A spill in the fourth race at Parx Sunday sent jockey Richard Bracho to Philadelphia’s Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, where he remains as of Tuesday afternoon. According to, agent Evan Lauro reported that the 48-year-old Bracho suffered a fractured C-4 vertebrae as well as injuries to his back and bleeding on the brain. Cinnamon Latte, the […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Victor Espinoza ‘Given The Green Light To Ride’

Victor Espinoza said Sunday morning at Santa Anita that doctors have cleared him to resume his riding career. The 46-year-old Triple Crown winner and Hall of Fame member suffered a fractured vertebrae in his neck and a stinger to his left shoulder and arm in a training mishap at Del Mar last July 22 and […]

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‘Satisfying’ To See Victor Espinoza Back Atop A Thoroughbred At Santa Anita

Racing is a little brighter today. Victor Espinoza is back with his smile that would light up a room. For the first time in more than five months, when he suffered fractured vertebrae and other serious injuries in a training mishap at Del Mar on July 22, the 46-year-old Hall of Fame member and three-time […]

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Espinoza ‘Stronger Day By Day,’ Could Return To The Saddle In January

Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza was back at Del Mar Saturday for the first time since incurring a fractured vertebra and spinal cord trauma in a training accident here on July 22. The official duties for Espinoza were to present the trophy to the winner of the Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby – which […]

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Buick Suffers Fractured Vertebrae In Arlington Spill; No Surgery Required, Jockey ‘In Great Spirits’

Jockey William Buick was aboard the Mark Johnston-trained Permian in Saturday’s Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park when the colt suffered a fatal breakdown shortly after the wire. Buick, conscious but in pain, was loaded onto an ambulance and taken to Northwest Community Hospital, and according to he was diagnosed with a fractured T-12 […]

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