Jockey Jose Lezcano appeared to escape serious injury, and the fourth race at Gulfstream Park was declared a “no contest” after the jockey was tossed from his mount Skate shortly after the start of the Jan. 20 1 1/16-mile turf event.
According to a release, Lezcano was down on the track awaiting medical attention when outriders took the precautionary measure of alerting the other riders in the race to ease up their mounts. Track officials immediately declared the race a “no contest” when the riders responded to the outrider. Lezcano was talking after the incident and able to walk back to the jockeys’ room under his own power, although he took off the remainder of his mounts.
Approximately $46,312 was refunded in on-track wagers and $558,409 refunded off-track for the fourth race. Refunded wagers included Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta, and Superfecta. The Pick Three, which began with the fourth, was also refunded, as was the Daily Double.
Consolation payoffs were offered on the Daily Double, which began in race 3. Consolation payoffs were also offered on the Pick Three for races 2 and 3.
Money carried over on the Pick 6 going into Jan. 20 will now carry over to Jan. 21. The money bet into the Jan. 20 Pick 6 pool will be divided amongst the ticket(s) with the most correct selections for the remaining races of the day.