Saez to Have Follow-Up Exam Oct. 17

Saez to Have Follow-Up Exam Oct. 17
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Gabriel Saez is moved into the ambulance on Oct 15 at Keeneland.

Jockey Gabriel Saez was released from the University of Kentucky Medical Center the night of Oct. 15 after being injured in a spill in the 10th race that day at Keeneland.

“He was released last night and we went out and got something to eat,” said Ruben Munoz, Saez’s agent, in a Keeneland release. “He’s sore, but his spirits are good. He’s a warrior and if it was up to him, he’d ride today, but that’s not happening.”

Saez’s mount, Irish Exchange, clipped heels with Coup in deep stretch, throwing Saez to the Polytrack.

“We are going to get it checked out again tomorrow,” Munoz said of Saez, who was complaining of hip and shoulder pain after the spill. “He’s got a hoofprint right in the middle of his back.”

Larry Jones, trainer of Irish Exchange, said the filly had shown no sign of injury following the accident.

“All she is worried about this morning is eating,” Jones said in the release. “When we were running down to get to her, we didn’t know what to expect, but when we got there, she got up. I had them take her around the screen they had put up to show everybody she was OK.

“Gabe is going to be fine, too, but he’s going to be sore,” Jones continued. “When we went to get the silks, there was a big horseshoe print right (on the silks).”
 

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