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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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Marlon St. Julien Undergoes Spinal Surgery After Prairie Meadows Incident

Jockey Marlon St. Julien, 46, was involved in a serious spill on Saturday at Prairie Meadows, reports drf.com. In the ninth race, his mount Carbaugh was interfered with at the start and St. Julien went down hard. “He went headfirst into the ground,” said his agent, Bobby Dean. On Sunday, St. Julien underwent spinal surgery to […]

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Long Journey Home: Paralyzed Jockey Nolan Maintains His Sense Of Humor In Minnesota

English jockey Paul Nolan has been in the United States since the 1980s, and became a popular local rider at Minnesota’s Canterbury Park where he earned the nickname “The Sod Surgeon” for his skill on the turf course. In April of 2017, Nolan was paralyzed in a riding accident at Will Rogers Downs, after which […]

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Jockey Dean Butler Suffers Spinal Fractures In Friday Spill At Canterbury

Jockey Dean Butler is out of commission indefinitely after a fall at Canterbury Park on Friday, reports drf.com. The veteran, leading rider at Canterbury in 2016, went to the ground when his mount Valeski broke down in the fourth race. Butler suffered compression fractures of three vertebrae in his spine, but the injuries did not require […]

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Paralyzed Jockey Tylicki Released From Hospital, Enters Rehab Clinic

Jockey Freddy Tylicki, paralyzed in a fall at Kempton Race Course in late October, was released from the hospital on Tuesday to enter rehab, according to The Guardian. Tylicki spent more than seven weeks in the hospital after the accident, the first 15 of which were in intensive care. Tylicki’s T7 paralysis means that he […]

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Collins Suffers Extensive Spinal Injury From Albuquerque Spill

Jockey Dennis Collins underwent surgery on Monday at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M., to stabilize his spine, one day after suffering severe injuries during a spill on the closing day of the State Fair at the Downs Racetrack and Casino. Collins, 53, was aboard Smiling Reuben in the third race of […]

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An Update on Wobbler Syndrome

Researchers at the University of Kentucky say there’s still much to learn about Wobbler Syndrome, but veterinarians are having increased success using CT and MRI scans to help diagnose the illness. Wobbler Syndrome, also called cervical stenotic myelopathy (CSM), is a neurologic disease caused by deformities of the neck vertebrae in horses. This causes a narrowing of the […]

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