Nakatani Takes Off Mounts at Santa Anita

Nakatani Takes Off Mounts at Santa Anita
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Corey Nakatani

Jockey Corey Nakatani, who was involved in a spill in the fourth race at Santa Anita Park Dec. 29, took off his scheduled two mounts at the Southern California track Dec. 30.

"He's really body sore," said Nakatani's agent, Brian Beach, in a release. "He's doing therapy today and hopes to ride tomorrow."

Nakatani's accident occurred while aboard the 3-year-old filly Fabulous Fashion in a 6 1/2-furlong contest that was scheduled for the hillside turf course but was switched to the main dirt track because of the wet conditions.

When the horses were going around the far turn entering the stretch, Nana Beach, a 5-year-old mare ridden by jockey Alex Bisono, broke down, with Fabulous Fashion falling into her. The incident resulted in both jockeys being unseated but escaping serious injury.

According to track notes, the stewards conducted an inquiry into the incident before ruling Nana Beach broke down on her own. The daughter of Unusual Heat was reportedly euthanized due to injuries from the fall.

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