“He has three or four cracks in his pelvis, a lacerated liver and some broken ribs,” Perrodin’s agent, Tony Martin, said Nov. 24. “They’re not going to do any surgery for a couple of days until they can stop the bleeding in his liver.”
Perrodin, 50, was thrown to the ground while warming up the juvenile filly No No Bad Kitty before the 10th race Nov. 23. After lying on the track for several minutes, Perrodin was carried by stretcher to the track ambulance and transported to the hospital. No No Bad Kitty was subsequently scratched.
The Fair Grounds veteran and native of Rayne, La., is nearing the 3,000-career win milestone. Perrodin finished 13th in the local standings last season with 30 victories from 165 mounts. In 1979, he became the second jockey in Fair Grounds history to ride six winners on a single card; the record has been matched six times since.