Canadian Jockey Clark Breaks Wrist in Morning Mishap
Date Posted: 6/18/2004 7:02:59 PM
Last Updated: 6/20/2004 12:32:55 PM

Jockey David Clark, who recently picked up his 2,500th win, will be sidelined four to six weeks with a fractured wrist.

The veteran rider who began his career in 1973 was injured after a horse he was aboard tried to jump a fence during a morning workout on Thursday.

"David came off the horse and stuck out his hands to help break his fall," said Clark's agent Ken Zweig. "He fractured his right wrist in a couple of places and it will require surgery."

Two years ago, the 50-year-old Clark came back to enjoy a solid meet after missing two months of action because of a morning training accident.

Through June 17, Clark is the Toronto oval's second leading rider, winning 28 races and recording $1.35 million in purse earnings.

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