Jockey Escobar Out 4-6 Weeks
Date Posted: 10/18/2009 5:22:36 PM
Last Updated: 10/19/2009 9:36:08 AM
(Edited Remington Park press release)
Jockey Martin Escobar was injured following the last race Oct. 17 at Remington Park in Oklahoma when his mount, Cuvee Blanc, fell just past the finish line.
Escobar finished second in the $7,500 claiming race for older fillies and mares, aboard Cuvee Blanc for trainer Allen Milligan. After setting the pace in the 5 1/2 furlong race, Cuvee Blanc held second before abruptly falling just a stride after the finish line.
Escobar walked away from the incident under his own power but was later found to have a fracture in his right hand as well as a small fracture in his back, according to his jockey agent Kevin Johnson. He is expected to be out of action 4-6 weeks to recuperate.
The 3-year-old Cuvee Blanc was vanned off the race track for precautionary measures but displayed no signs of any injury.
Escobar has posted eight wins this season at Remington Park from 93 mounts.
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