Albany Medical Center

Luis Saez Nearing Return

Injured an in Aug. 23 spill at Saratoga in the John's Call S. in which he fractured left wrist and dislocated his right collar bone, jockey Luis Saez has made rapid progress and will be ready to ride on opening day of the Keeneland fall meet on Oct. 6, reports his agent Kiaran McLaughlin. "He's doing real well," McLaughlin said. "There's no pain and he's doing physical therapy. He will be X-rayed in a few days. He'll be back for sure for beginning of Keeneland, if not a week before....

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Cardiac Death at Saratoga, Saez Transported to Hospital

Norm Casse trainee Burning Bright (Empire Maker) crashed through the temporary rail in Wednesday's race 7 at Saratoga, the 1 5/8-mile John's Call S. on the grass, with all early reports indicating the 6-year-old gelding, who collapsed and died, sustained a probable cardiac event. The Equibase chart stated Burning Bright "suffered a fatal cardiac event on the second turn and hit the rail then fell." Jockey Luis Saez was alert and conscious following the spill, but was strapped to a backboard by attending paramedics and sent by ambulance to Albany...

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Ortiz Returns After Friday's Spill…and Wins Three

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.  - Jockey Jose Ortiz's return to competition at Saratoga Race Course Wednesday was very rewarding with three victories...and taxing. Ortiz was unseated and fell hard to the ground when his horse clipped heels in the first race of Friday's card. He was sent to Albany Medical Center where he was found to have bruised ribs. Ortiz took off his mounts Saturday and Sunday and was ready to ride again Wednesday, the start of the third week of the meet. In his comeback, Ortiz won with three of...

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Jose Ortiz Off Mounts Following Spill

Jockey Jose Ortiz was taken to Albany Medical Center for evaluation after being dislodged from the Wesley Ward-trained Same Old Fears (Uncle Mo) as the field for race one was crossing the wire Friday at Saratoga. "Same Old Fears unseated Jose Ortiz near the finish of today's Saratoga opener," read a statement from NYRA. "Jose Ortiz was upright and alert but was transported to Albany Med for further evaluation and is off his mounts. The filly was unharmed and was provided a precautionary van ride home." Ortiz was alert and...

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DRF Report: Hutter Stable After Training Accident

Cindy Hutter, exercise rider and assistant to her husband, trainer George Weaver, remained unconscious but was in stable condition Monday at Albany Medical Center, according to Daily Racing Form's Dave Grenig. Hutter was galloping Vindatude over the Oklahoma training track in Saratoga Sunday morning when the 3-year-old filly suffered an apparent heart attack and died. Hutter was pinned under the stricken filly. "Based on all the imaging and data they've got, they think she's going to come around and be fine," Weaver told DRF. "Hopefully, it happens sooner than later....

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