McKee Sustains Minor Injuries at Keeneland
by Claire Novak
Date Posted: 10/20/2012 3:42:26 PM
Last Updated: 10/21/2012 2:03:02 PM

Jockeys John McKee and Amanda Tamburello escaped serious injury in an Oct. 20 Keeneland spill, although McKee's right wrist will require examination at a Louisville hospital, track representatives said.

McKee, who was riding the 3-year-old Pulpit filly Save the World for William Connelly and Patchen Wilkes Farm in the fourth race, was thrown when his mount broke down on the final turn. Tamburello was behind Save the World and was unseated when her horse, a sophomore daughter of Mizzen Mast   named Six Strong Lady, collided with the fallen horse.

Save the World was euthanized. Six Strong Lady raced on into the head of the stretch and was apprehended by an outrider.

Tamburello rode an ambulance back to first aid but walked out of the amublance on her own and was released from first aid a short while later.

McKee rode back on a backboard fitted with a neck brace, but left first aid about 20 minutes later to walk back to the jockeys' room with Tamburello. He had a mild abrasion on his forehead and was icing his wrist, which he will have examined in Louisville, track representatives said.



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