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Jack Gilligan Suffers Broken Collarbone, Facial Fractures In Fair Grounds Spill

An incident in Friday’s ninth race at the Fair Grounds saw jockeys Jack Gilligan and Shaun Bridgmohan unseated and taken to the hospital. Bridgmohan was diagnosed with a pulled muscle in his groin, according to Fair Grounds chaplain Waverly Parsons on Facebook. According to a Facebook post by his father, Patrick Lawrence Gilligan, Jack Gilligan […]

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‘Great Accomplishment’: Apprentice Romero Maragh Launches Career Comeback Sunday

Nearly a year since a serious injury put his promising riding career on hold, apprentice Romero Ramsay Maragh is ready to pick up where he left off. The 19-year-old Maragh will be aboard Rayo My King in the eighth race Sunday, Jan. 19, the first of three mounts on the weekend at Gulfstream Park. He […]

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Jockey Leonel Reyes To Miss Up To Two Months With Broken Arm, Chin

Leonel Reyes, leading the Gulfstream Park West riding colony with 22 wins, will miss 6-to-8 weeks after suffering a broken arm and chin in Friday’s seventh race. Reyes was unseated when the 3-year-old filly Blue Eyed Beth hit the rail in Friday’s seventh race. The filly was uninjured, but Reyes underwent surgery on his chin […]

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Robby Albarado Ready To ‘Ease Into’ Riding Races At Kentucky Downs

Robby Albarado, who suffered a fractured wrist when he went down in a June 23 spill at Churchill Downs, will resuming riding races on Saturday’s opening-day card of the RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs. Albarado has the mount on the Wayne Catalano-trained Well Spent in the $500,000 Exacta Systems Juvenile Fillies. The jockey will ride […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Prado Out Several Weeks With Broken Rib

Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado is expected to be sidelined a few weeks with a broken rib sustained in Friday’s last race at Gulfstream Park. Prado was unseated from his mount Mister Noisi down the backstretch. Agent Mike Kelly said Prado was taken to Aventura Hospital and Medical Center after Friday’s races for further […]

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Bing Crosby Win Brings Espinoza ‘Full Circle’ After Career-Threatening Injury

The victory by Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza on Cistron in Saturday’s Bing Crosby Stakes was his fourth in that race and 98th in his Del Mar career. Espinoza, 47, needs two more stakes to not only reach the 100 mark but also tie the retired Gary Stevens for third on the track’s all-time […]

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Jockey Jose Ferrer Suffers Cervical Injury In Monmouth Spill

Jockey Jose Ferrer was taken by ambulance to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch for X-rays and additional tests after being unseated from his mount during Sunday’s fourth race at Monmouth Park. Dr. Angelo Chinnici, the track’s medical director, said Ferrer had a possible concussion and suffered superficial facial lacerations from a spill that also […]

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Jockey Robby Albarado Suffers Fractured Wrist In Churchill Spill

According to the Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee on Twitter, jockey Robby Albarado suffered a fractured left wrist during an incident on Sunday at Churchill Downs. During the second race, Albarado was riding 2-year-old first-time starter Dennis’ Moment for trainer Dale Romans. The colt appeared to either stumble or clip heels with a drifting rival near […]

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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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