Jockey Mauro Cedillo remains in intensive care on a ventilator in Cleveland's Metro Health Medical Center after a spill in the first race at Thistledown Monday, according to his agent, Luis Quinones.
Cedillo was thrown from his mount, Spectacular Road, when the horse stumbled entering the turn. The 24-year-old native of Guatemala was trampled by one or more trailing horses.
A popular and well-liked rider on the Ohio circuit, Cedillo has had 31 wins from 252 mounts in 2023, after being the leading rider at Mahoning Valley at the fall meet in 2022. His cousin is Abel Cedillo, who rides in Southern California.
After the accident Monday, the Thistledown jockey colony elected to cancel the remaining races on the card. Cedillo was initially transported to the nearby Cleveland Clinic-South Pointe Hospital, but was later airlifted to Metro Health.