Jockey Eddie Castro Sent to Hospital After Fall
Updated: Saturday, August 12, 2006 10:17 PM
(from Monmouth report)
Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2006 9:58 PM
Jockey Eddie Castro was sent to Monmouth Medical Center after being unseated by his mount Stormin Gracie in a two-horse incident that occurred during the running of the eighth race at Monmouth Park on Saturday.
Eddie King's mount, Megan Popz, fell midway around the far turn, unseating the rider. Castro, aboard Stormin Gracie, could not avoid the fallen horse and was thrown from his mount.
"I sent (Castro) for X-rays for a possible back injury," said Dr. Angelo Chinnici, medical director for Monmouth Park. "Eddie (King) was a little shaken up, but he's okay."
Stormin Gracie was uninjured in the incident, finishing the race without her jockey. Megan Popz was tended to on the track and was vanned off.
FREE! E-Newsletters from The Blood-Horse!...
Follow the top stories of major racing events, racing previews and results with FREE e-newsletters from bloodhorse.com. As news develops, we'll deliver updates to your inbox. Follow important events moment by moment, step by step!