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Fundraiser Oct. 15 for Declan Cannon

Friends of jockey Declan Cannon are organizing an auction to raise funds for him while he is out of action following a spill Sept. 13 at Indiana Grand in which he fractured vertebrae. The fundraiser will take place this Friday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at McCarthy's Irish bar in Lexington. "Declan is a very popular jockey from Ireland with a very young family. Obviously being out of action has severely cut down his income. He is expected to be out of action up to six months," said Hunter Valley...

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Figueroa and Mejia On the Mend

Jockey Heriberto Figueroa, injured in a spill at Monmouth Park last Sunday, will resume riding at the track during Friday's card. Tomas Mejia, who was involved in the same spill, is likely to be out at least one more week while he recovers, according to the agents for both riders. "He's doing fine and ready to ride again," said John Salamone, Figueroa's agent. "He's 100%." Mejia's return will likely be delayed another week, according to agent Robert Tuccille. "He is feeling a lot better, but we're going to take the...

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