jockey injuries

Anonymous Owner Donates $5,000 Of Kentucky Downs Winnings To Assist Injured Jockey Carmouche

A stakes-winning owner during Kentucky Downs recent meet is donating $5,000 for assistance to Kendrick Carmouche, the jockey who sustained a severely fractured leg when his mount fell after being forced to clip heels. “Our group was fortunate enough to win a large purse at Kentucky Downs,” said the owner, who did not want to […]

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‘Ecstatic’ Katie Davis Wins First Race Back After 10 Months On Sidelines

Jockey Katie Davis made a successful return to the irons on Friday, rallying Winners Circle Partners XII’s His Royal Majesty to a tenacious nose victory in the sixth race at Laurel Park in Maryland, her first mount in more than 10 months. After settling His Royal Majesty in third along the rail through a half-mile […]

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Jockey Jon Court Set To Return From Injury Sustained In Motorcycle Accident

Veteran jockey Jon Court is set to return to the saddle Sunday at Churchill Downs following shoulder surgery on June 30 after he was injured in a motorcycle accident. “I feel really good,” Court, 57, said. “I’ve been getting on horses for a couple of weeks and we’re ready to get back to the races.” […]

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Washington HBPA Sets Up Fundraising Effort For Jockey Nikeela Black

In an effort to show both monetary and emotional support to Jockey Nikeela Black Abrams, the Washington HBPA has organized a fundraiser to assist with her recovery. The veteran rider is recovering from injuries she sustained in a spill at the Eastern Idaho Fair at Blackfoot, Idaho. She last rode at Emerald Downs on August […]

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‘Cowboy’ Hamilton Hoping Back Surgery Will Lead To Riding Return

Journeyman Steve “Cowboy” Hamilton, a multiple meet champion in Maryland and winner of more than 1,374 career races, is scheduled to have back surgery Sept. 17 in an attempt to continue his riding career. Hamilton, who turns 45 Oct. 11, has not ridden since finishing second and third in a pair of allowance races June […]

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Kendrick Carmouche To Miss Eight Weeks With Leg Fracture

Kendrick Carmouche is expected to miss seven to eight weeks after fracturing his femur in a spill during the Juvenile Turf Sprint at Kentucky Downs on Saturday, according to Daily Racing Form. Carmouche went down in the stretch when his mount, Chattel, clipped heels as Sovereign Impact drifted out in front of him. Sovereign Impact, […]

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Idaho Jockey Nikeela Black Starts Physical Therapy After Paralyzing Spill

Jockey Nikeela Black is out of intensive care and has started physical therapy after she was seriously injured in a race at the Eastern Idaho State Fair on Sunday. Black’s husband, Lee Abrams, said her mount likely clipped heels with another horse, and after her horse went down, Black was run over by a horse […]

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Injured Rider Paul Nolan: ‘My Choice Is To Be Happy’ Despite Arduous Road To Recovery

Former Canterbury Park jockey Paul Nolan still faces a tough road to recovery more than a year after a devastating spill at Will Rogers Downs. The incident in a race April 18, 2017 left Nolan with a deep vertebra contusion, having to re-learn to walk and fully use his arms and legs. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune has […]

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Injured Rider St. Julien Continues Recovery, Walking With Assistance

The Daily Racing Form reported Wednesday that injured rider Marlon St. Julien continues to make steady improvement after suffering a spinal cord injury in a fall May 19 at Prairie Meadows. The Form‘s Marcus Hersh wrote St. Julien has been moved from Mercy Hospital in Iowa to Craig Hospital in Colorado for more specialized care. St. […]

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Miguel Mena On The Mend; Hoping To Return For September Meet At Churchill Downs

Jockey Miguel Mena continues to recover from multiple right ankle fractures that he suffered in a spill at Fair Grounds in March and hopes to return for the September Meet at Churchill Downs. “I’m just ready to get back to action,” said Mena, who visited the Churchill Downs Jockey’s Room on Friday for the first […]

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