Rojas Hospitalized After Spill

By Karen M. Johnson

Jockey Raul Rojas was sent to North Shore University Hospital Nov. 17 after his mount, Bully for Us, unseated the rider in Aqueduct’s sixth race, a maiden event for New York-bred 2-year-olds.

According to a New York Racing Association official, Rojas was conscious when transported by ambulance to the hospital. He was complaining of pain in his left leg and back.

Bully for Us, trained by Scott Schwartz and owned by his father, Herbert, stumbled near the eighth pole. The gelded son of Holy Bull, who got up and galloped away after he fell, apparently escaped injury. Bully for Us contested the pace for a quarter mile in the 5 ½-furlong dirt race before tiring.

No other horses or riders were involved in the spill.

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