jockey injury

McCarthy, Torres Transported To Local Trauma Center After Scary Laurel Park Spill

During Friday’s sixth race at Laurel Park, jockey Trevor McCarthy’s mount “Tuffy’s Way” broke down just before the quarter pole and set off a scary three-horse collision. Unable to avoid her was the pair of Lucky Dilly and jockey Horacio Karamanos; they fell over top of Tuffy’s Way and McCarthy. Alluring Prospect and Rosario Montanez […]

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‘Disagreement Among Doctors’ Has Comebacking Victor Espinoza In Holding Pattern

Victor Espinoza’s next workout on a Thoroughbred is on hold pending further medical evaluation, his agent, Brian Beach, said Friday morning at Santa Anita. The 46-year-old Hall of Fame jockey and Triple Crown winner worked his first horse last Saturday after an absence of more than five months recovering from serious injuries in a training […]

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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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Jockey Zayas Suffers Fractured Femur In Gulfstream Incident

Jockey Edgard Zayas suffered a fractured femur in his right leg when Killer Kitten, his mount in Sunday’s fifth race at Gulfstream Park, suffered a shoulder injury and fell early in the run down the backstretch of the about 7 1/2 furlong turf race. Killer Kitten was euthanized, according to a statement from Gulfstream Park. […]

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Espinoza Scheduled To Be Back Working Horses Next Saturday

Triple Crown-winning Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza is set to return to the saddle next week after recovering from major injuries in a training accident at Del Mar back on July 22. “We plan to work horses next Saturday,” said his agent, Brian Beach, on Saturday morning at Santa Anita Park. “We need to […]

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‘Everything Is Going Well’ For Espinoza, Could Return In Mid-January

Victor Espinoza could resume his riding career next month after recovering from serious injuries in a training mishap at Del Mar last July 22. “He’s in Mexico right now visiting his family,” said Espinoza’s agent, Brian Beach, Monday morning at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner. “He posted a video of himself online chopping down a tree, […]

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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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Jockey Patrick Husbands Undergoes Successful Surgery For Broken Pelvis

Seven-time Sovereign Award-winning jockey Patrick Husbands has been sidelined from racing action for the remainder of the meet after being injured during a pre-race incident on Sunday, Nov. 5 at Woodbine Racetrack. Husbands was injured when he was dismounted from Islay Inlet before the fifth race. He suffered a broken pelvis, and underwent surgery on […]

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Past Success, Uncertain Future: ‘A Candid Conversation With Victor Espinoza’

Three years ago, jockey Victor Espinoza sat alone atop the horse racing universe. He was just months removed from vanquishing his Triple Crown demons and, in just a few days, would guide American Pharoah to a dominant, career-capping victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland. Today, Espinoza sits in his Del Mar home, contemplating […]

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Apprentice Martinez Diagnosed With Fractured Jaw After ‘Freak Accident’ At Belmont

Apprentice jockey Joey Martinez suffered a fractured jaw after being unseated from Mo Flash ahead of Belmont Park’s Race 7 on Thursday. He was transferred to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset following the incident and will undergo further evaluation to determine next steps. “He has a fracture, the extent of which we won’t know […]

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