jockey injuries

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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British Riders Encouraged To Consider Donating Brains For CTE Research

The Horse & Hound magazine in Britain issued a call this week for riders, including jockeys, who are believed to have suffered concussions, to consider donating their brains after death for ongoing research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Dr. Michael Turner, head of the International Concussion and Head Injury Research Foundation (ICHIRF), put out the call […]

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Rafael Bejarano Breaks Wrist In Spill; Boom Boom Bango Euthanized

Jockey Rafael Bejarano’s agent said the rider suffered a broken left wrist in Sunday’s final race at Santa Anita and will probably miss about a month of action, reports the Daily Racing Form. “Rafael most likely fell onto an outstretch arm and suffered a radius fracture,” agent Tora Yamaguchi told DRF. The jockey was thrown […]

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Carrasco Making Good Progress In Recovery From Broken Leg

Jockey Victor Carrasco continues to make progress in his recovery from a broken leg suffered in a spill last fall. The Daily Racing Form reports that Carrasco recently was cleared by his doctor to “pick up the pace” of his physical therapy. Carrasco broke the tibia and fibula in his lower right leg in a spill at […]

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Injured Apprentice Jenn Miller Plans Return: ‘I Still Have A Journey Ahead Of Me’

One month before Christmas, apprentice jockey Jenn Miller was hospitalized with a severe concussion and broken jaw following a Nov. 25 spill just past the finish of a race at Charles Town. Her mount, the 4-year-old gelding Green Time, broke down and fell, tossing Miller to the ground, where she appeared to have gotten struck […]

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David Cohen Se Prepara Para Retomar Su Carrera Como Jinete En Oaklawn Park

David Cohen, una estrella en ascenso entre los jinetes hace una década pero inactivo desde Octubre de 2014, regresará a la actividad en el venidero meeting de Oaklawn Park en Hot Springs, Arkansas. El nativo de California de 32 años estará representado por su último agente, Bill Castle, quien dijo que se espera que Cohen […]

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Cohen Preparing For Career Comeback; To Ride During Oaklawn Park Meet

David Cohen, a rising star in the jockey ranks a decade ago but inactive since October 2014, will be returning to the saddle for the upcoming meeting at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. The 32-year-old California native will be represented by his previous agent, Bill Castle, who said Cohen is expected to be named […]

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Report: Jose Ortiz To Have Knee Surgery; Will Be Sidelined Six Weeks

Jose Ortiz, one of the leading riders in North America, will undergo knee surgery Dec. 5 and will be sidelined at least six weeks, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. Ortiz missed a week of riding in September after injuring his left knee in a spill at Belmont Park. Jim Riccio Jr., Ortiz’s […]

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Santa Anita: Jockeys Talamo, Ocampo Injured In Spill

Jockeys Joe Talamo and Israel Ocampo were hospitalized following a spill Thursday afternoon at Santa Anita. The BloodHorse reports that both men were transported to Huntington Hospital in Pasadena as the result of an incident in the seventh race on the card. According to the BloodHorse, Ocampo’s mount, Warrenscrystalized, broke down near the finish line in the sprint race, […]

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