Wellington Injured but 'Will Be Back Soon'

Apprentice jockey Kylie Wellington, who suffered a displaced tibial fracture Thursday at Fair Grounds after being unseated when her mount flipped over, confirmed her prognosis over social media. "As many heard, I had a horse flip on me behind the gates before a race today [Feb. 29]. I have a displaced tibia fracture. It's very unfortunate but I will recover and be back soon. Thanks everyone." In 2024, Wellington had amassed a record of two wins and 21 on-the-board finishes overall from 68 jumps. She'd visited the winner's enclosure on...

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Maldonado Expected To Miss 2-3 Weeks Via Injury

Jockey Edwin Maldonado sustained a shoulder injury during training hours on Saturday and is expected to be out for the next two to three weeks, his agent Tony Matos told the Santa Anita notes team. Maldonado, 41, was injured when he was unseated from his mount on the track. He was sent to a local hospital to be assessed and was later released. "We have an appointment tomorrow and will know more then. But right now it sounds like it will be about two to three weeks," Matos said. Through...

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Still Sidelined After Run-In with Gulfstream Geese, Sutherland Fears She'll Never Ride Again

For Chantal Sutherland, it started out as a freakish accident. She rode Haruki (Karakontie {Jpn}) in the May 6 English Channel S. at Gulfstream and as the horses were pulling up she encountered a bunch of geese who were crossing over the turf course. Spooked by the birds, the horse stopped abruptly and sling shotted Sutherland to the ground. The result was that she broke the humerus bone completely off from her shoulder. She said that her left arm snapped at the base of the shoulder and that it went...

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West Wind Blows Withdrawn From HK Vase With Injury

Abdulla Al Mansoori's West Wind Blows (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}), a multiple group winner, has been withdrawn from the G1 Longines Hong Kong Vase after sustaining an injury to his left foreleg, the Hong Kong Jockey Club announced on Saturday. Successful in the 2022 G3 Prix du Prince d'Orange and 2023 G3 La Coupe, the 4-year-old gelding is trained by Ed and Simon Crisford. Also placed in Sandown's G1 Eclipse, West Wind Blows has had a fruitful campaign Down Under this season, running second in both the G1 Turnbull S. this...

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Blacker Issues Statement, Accepts Responsibility For Not Following Rules Regarding Pre-Workout Exams

Trainer Dan Blacker, who has been charged by the California Horse Racing Board with failing to comply with regulations that require that a horse undergoes a veterinary exam within 72 hours of a workout and that the work is entered into a CHRB database, has issued a statement in which he said he takes "full responsibility" for not following the rules. The issue came to light when an unraced Blacker-trainee named Animae (Speightstown) suffered a fatal injury after a July 1 workout at Santa Anita. The CHRB investigated and found...

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Rispoli Escapes Serious Injury in Del Mar Spill

Jockey Umberto Rispoli was back home and reportedly suffered no serious injuries in a spill during the first race at Del Mar Thursday afternoon. Rispoli was riding Single Track Mind in heavy traffic when he was bumped by a rival and was unseated, then was kicked by a trailing horse. Another horse was able to take evasive action as Rispoli rolled under the rail near the eighth pole. He was removed by stretcher by paramedics and carried to a waiting ambulance and was later released from the hospital. "I'm doing...

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Gold Cup Hero Subjectivist Retired, Stud Plans Pending

Dual Group 1 winner Subjectivist (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}--Reckoning {Ire, by Danehill Dancer {Ire}) has been retired from racing, his former trainer Mark Johnston revealed on Friday afternoon. Stud plans for the 2021 Gold Cup winner are pending. The Dr. Jim Walker-owned 6-year-old is now trained by Mark's son Charlie. In his first start back from sustaining an injury after his Gold Cup victory, the March foal was unplaced in the G3 Red Sea Turf H. in Saudi Arabia in February. He bounced back with two third-place efforts in the G2...

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NYRA Releases Statement On Equine Safety At Belmont

Following an incident after race eight on Belmont's Monday card where Cold Hard Cash (Maclean's Music) sustained an apparent cardiovascular event during the gallop out, collapsed and died on track, NYRA spokesman Pat McKenna released the following statement: "The health and safety of horses and jockeys competing at NYRA tracks is our highest priority and one that stands above all other considerations. NYRA's comprehensive safety strategy is informed by the most advanced science and research in consultation with independent experts, veterinarians, and horsemen. Every horse entered to compete at Belmont...

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Gonzalez/Camacho Suffer Injuries In Sunday Fall At Monmouth

After initially saying he was uninjured following a spill he was involved in on Sunday at Monmouth Park--and even riding two races later--jockey Jorge Luis Gonzalez revealed Monday that he suffered a stable fracture of his L3 vertebrae from the incident that could sideline him four to six weeks. Gonzalez went for tests at Monmouth Medical Center late Sunday night after feeling discomfort. "I'm in a lot of pain now," he said. In addition, jockey Samy Camacho, involved in the same spill, will undergo further evaluation Monday in Florida to...

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Two Phil's Likely Finished For 2023 With Ankle Injury

MGSW and GI Kentucky Derby runner up Two Phil's (Hard Spun) exited his win in Saturday's GIII Ohio Derby at Thistledown with an ankle injury and is unlikely to race again in 2023. The Daily Racing Form was first to report the news. He was being transported to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, where he'll undergo further evaluation and is expected to be operated on by Dr. Larry Bramlage said trainer Larry Rivelli. Rivelli added that Two Phil's showed no sign of injury until Sunday morning, when pressure was detected...

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Hollie Doyle Benched With Broken Elbow

Rider Hollie Doyle, who fell after her mount broke down at Wolverhampton on Monday evening, has been diagnosed with a broken elbow and will face a spell on the sidelines. A date to return to the saddle has not been set. A winner of the G1 Prix de Diane aboard Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}) in 2022, the first female rider to win a Classic was riding Archie Watson's 4-7 race favourite The Perfect Crown (Ire) (Hallowed Crown {Aus}) when he broke down on the final turn. Doyle was up after...

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Alflaila Ruled Out of Bahrain Trophy

Shadwell's Alflaila (GB) (Dark Angel {Ire}) will be forced to miss Friday's G3 Bahrain International Trophy after picking up an injury after routine track work Monday. "Alflaila was having a routine canter at the racetrack at Bahrain this morning. My head lad John Lake was riding him and he was happy with him and how he moved," explained trainer Owen Burrows, who was due to have his first runner in Bahrain. "On the walk home, he felt he was a little bit short so got off him. He had an...

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