Jockey Jackie Davis Involved in Aqueduct Fall

Jockey Jackie Davis Involved in Aqueduct Fall
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Trainer Robbie Davis and his daughter, jockey Jackie Davis.

Jockey Jackie Davis apparently escaped serious injury when she was involved in a spill just past the wire following the ninth race at Aqueduct Jan. 15.

Davis, 23, is the daughter of former jockey Robbie Davis, now a trainer in New York. Robbie Davis told Daily Racing Form that Jackie Davis sustained a bruised collarbone and all x-rays were negative for fractures.

Davis was taken to North Shore University Hospital for evaluation after being removed from the racetrack on a stretcher. An initial report from the New York Racing Association press office said Davis was stable while complaining of back pain before she was taken to the hospital.

The incident occurred in the final race of the day, a $50,000 maiden special weight event at six furlongs on the inner track for 3-year-old fillies. Davis was thrown when her mount, first-time starter Fundsalo Jones, fell heavily after the finish when she tripped over Raw Moon, who had collapsed past the wire and unseated jockey Ryan Curatolo.

Curatolo walked off the track and was not seriously injured, the press office reported. Raw Moon suffered a fatal cardiovascular collapse, according to DRF. Fundsalo was apparently uninjured.

Davis, who has eight wins from 68 mounts at the current meet, is named on four mounts for Aqueduct's Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day card.

It was the second spill at Aqueduct in as many days. Jockey Alan Garcia was off his mounts Jan. 15 after continuing to experience soreness following the fourth race accident a day earlier.

Agent Ron Anderson said he thought Garcia, who complained of pain in his left flank and shoulder after the spill, should be ready to go Jan. 16.

"But if not we’ll take a couple more days off and start back up again at the end of the week,” he added.

Junior Alvarado, also involved in the spill, was released from North Shore on the evening of Jan. 14 and honored his riding commitments Jan. 15. Alvarado had complained of pain in his abdomen.

In the race, a $7,500 claiming event, Garcia’s mount, Scorper, fractured his left front ankle and fell approaching the three-eighths pole, unseating the rider. Alvarado was unseated when his mount, Hardshell, stumbled over the fallen horse. Scorper, a 6-year-old gelding, was euthanized as a result of his injuries. Hardshell, a 4-year-old gelding, continued running before being apprehended by an outrider and did not appear to be injured.

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