Jockey Matthew Straight Sent to Hospital
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 4/15/2012 4:44:59 PM
Last Updated: 4/17/2012 2:45:03 PM

Jockey Matthew Straight was “awake and responsive, and complaining of left shoulder pain,” according to Keeneland medical director Dr. Barry Schumer following a spill in the fifth race April 15 at Keeneland.

Schumer said Straight was transported to University of Kentucky Medical Center for further evaluation.

Straight’s mount, Maid On a Mission, was on the lead in the 1 1/16-mile turf race when she swerved in midstretch and flipped over the inside rail.

State veterinarian Dr. Bryce Peckham reported the 3-year-old filly suffered very minor injuries and walked off the course.

Straight's twin brother, Michael Straight, was paralyzed in a 2009 fall at Arlington Park.

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