jockey spills

Ryan Urges Tracks To Take A Good, Hard Look At Medical Protocol – And Not Just For Jockeys

In summer 2017, a groom collapsed in the paddock at Laurel Park while leading a horse, stricken by a heart attack. While the people immediately around him panicked, racetrack security knew exactly what to do – they called for a medical doctor to the paddock, and Dr. Kelly Ryan of Medstar Sports Medicine responded. Ryan […]

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The Future Is Here: University Of Kentucky Sports Medicine Program Will Help Jockeys Ride Safer, Better, Healthier

Any longtime rider of horses will tell you: It’s not a question of whether you will fall off but when. For jockeys, the question becomes not whether they’ll get hurt, but how badly (or for how long they’ll be out of the saddle, going without pay, while they recover). A new laboratory at the University […]

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Injured Romero Maragh Visits Gulfstream, Eager To Return To The Saddle

Apprentice jockey Romero Maragh was a most welcome visitor Wednesday at Gulfstream Park. The 19-year-old Hollywood, Fla., native was making his first visit to Gulfstream since being injured in a spill Jan. 31. “I miss the track,” he said. “I couldn’t stay away,” Maragh underwent surgery to fuse four vertebrae at Aventura Hospital following the […]

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Romero Maragh, Carlos Montalvo Injured In Gulfstream Spill

Jockeys Romero Maragh and Carlos Montalvo were injured in a spill during the running of the first race Thursday at Gulfstream Park. Maragh, whose mount Classic Act fell to the turf after clipping heels, was transported to Aventura Hospital, where it was determined he has two broken vertebrae. The leading apprentice jockey has full movement […]

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Espinoza: Workers’ Compensation Woes Slowed My Recovery

As Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza awaits a third medical opinion on his readiness to resume riding, the rider told Thoroughbred Racing Commentary his struggles with California’s workers’ compensation insurance program have slowed his recovery. Espinoza told TRC that Post Time Self Insurance Group, which covers racetrack employees in California, halted his access to physical […]

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Report: Carmouche Targets Early March Return After Breaking Leg

Jockey Kendrick Carmouche, who has been on the sidelines for four months with a broken right leg, told the Daily Racing Form’s David Grening he expects to be back in the saddle sometime in early March. Carmouche fell when his mount Chattel clipped heels and went down in the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf Sprint in early […]

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Hovdey: Espinoza Taking Recovery One Step At A Time

Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza is taking his recovery one slow step at a time, according to an update from the Daily Racing Form’s Jay Hovdey. Although the vertebrae he fractured in a training accident this summer have healed, Espinoza says his doctor still restricts his workout regimen because of the spinal cord damage he […]

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Injured Victor Espinoza Continues To Make Progress, Plans To Return To The Saddle

Victor Espinoza continues his lengthy recovery from a fractured vertebra in his neck suffered in a training mishap at Del Mar on July 22. Recognized worldwide for his Triple Crown sweep aboard American Pharoah in 2015 and as the regular rider of two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, the popular 46-year-old Hall of Fame jockey […]

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Biomechanical Engineer Hopes To Build A Better Jockey Helmet

An assistant professor at the New York Institute of Technology is hoping he can build a better jockey helmet. Dr. Milan Toma has begun a research project funded in part by a $15,000 donation from the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association to apply his knowledge of fluid movement in the body to testing helmets currently […]

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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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