jockey injuries

Marcelino Pedroza Fractures Collarbone When Mount Sustains Catastrophic Injury At Fair Grounds

According to his agent Richie Price, jockey Marcelino Pedroza suffered a broken left collarbone as the result of a seventh race spill at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La., on Thursday. Jim’s Silverbullet suffered a catastrophic injury at the top of the stretch and unseated Pedroza in the process. Mitchell Murrill, aboard rival Max Pandowdy, […]

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Maryland, Delaware Officials Partnering With HeadCheck Health To Track Jockey Injuries

MedStar Health, in conjunction with Delaware Jockeys Health and Welfare Fund (DJHWF), and  Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (MTHA), have announced a new partnership with software company HeadCheck Health to launch an industry-specific electronic injury tracking system with a focus on optimizing concussion safety and medical care at racetracks. Horse racing is one of the most dangerous sports […]

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‘Happy To Be Back In The Saddle’: Emma-Jayne Wilson Returns From Injury Friday At Woodbine

Champion jockey and fan favorite Emma-Jayne Wilson, out of action since a spill on Sept. 8, makes her return to racing action with five mounts on Friday, and a stakes engagement on Saturday, at Woodbine. Sidelined two months ago after suffering a broken left clavicle and fractures to her right hand when she was dismounted, […]

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Florent Geroux Set To Return From Chest Injury Saturday At Churchill Downs

Veteran rider Florent Geroux was back working horses Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs and is scheduled to return to the races on Saturday after suffering a broken sternum three weeks ago during a training mishap at Keeneland. “I’m just very thankful it wasn’t worse,” said Geroux, who worked as an on-air analyst for a French television station during this […]

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Alex Cintron Enjoying Dream Run After Tough Road Back From Injury

He won’t turn 32 until July 31, but Laurel Park-based journeyman rider Alex Cintron has been celebrating for past few weeks with one of the most memorable stretches of his 12-year career. On June 29, the native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, registered his first-ever Grade 1 triumph aboard 4-year-old gelding Wet Your Whistle in the […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: ‘Special Kay’ Kreidel’s Career Marked By Determination, Fast Horses

When outrider Kaymarie Kreidel weaved through horses and humans to retrieve loose Bodexpress at the end of the Preakness Stakes, her ability to defuse a dangerous situation drew national attention. But the former jockey has endured much worse than that. Kreidel broke her back three times in riding accidents in the early 1990s when she […]

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Apprentice Declan Carroll Nearing Return To Races At Churchill Downs

Apprentice rider Declan Carroll has been sidelined since March with a back injury suffered at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La., but the 19-year-old hopes to be back riding races in two weeks at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. “I’ve been wanting to get back riding so badly,” Carroll said. “The doctors gave me the […]

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‘I Feel So Blessed’: Patrick Husbands Returns From Pelvis Injury

After suffering a devastating injury last season, veteran reinsman Patrick Husbands will be back in action at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada, this coming Saturday afternoon. Not surprisingly, the Barbadian jockey is pretty excited to resume his riding career. “I feel very good. It’s something that you can’t really explain, because it’s me, you know. […]

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Paco Lopez Suspended 60 Racing Days For ‘Continuous Careless Riding’

Jockey Paco Lopez has been suspended 60 racing days for what Gulfstream Park steward Stephen DiMauro called “continuous careless riding” in Sunday’s 11th race at the Hallandale Beach, Fla., track aboard Itsmyluckycharm for trainer Edward J. Plesa Jr. Itsmyluckycharm finished first by 1 1/2 lengths as the even-money favorite in the 7 1/2-furlong turf contest […]

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In First Race Back, Zayas Scores A Win At Gulfstream’s Spring Opener

Sidelined by injury for the past three months, Edgard Zayas made a victorious return to action on the opening day of Gulfstream Park’s spring meet Thursday, scoring aboard his first mount back. The 25-year-old rising star, who sustained a broken femur in his right leg in a Dec. 30 spill, captured the second race aboard […]

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