Aqueduct Jockeys Released from Hospital
Updated: Saturday, January 26, 2002 4:33 PM
Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2002 4:30 PM
Jockeys Heberto Castillo Jr. and Roberto Villafan were released from the hospital Saturday, a day after being injured in a spill during a race at Aqueduct.
Castillo left Jamaica Hospital after receiving more than a dozen stitches to close a cut on his ear. Villafan was released from North Shore Hospital after hurting his wrist.
Villafan will return to riding on Sunday. Castillo may be sidelined a few days longer.
"It's going to be a day-to-day thing," he said.
The incident occured during Friday's seventh race when Castillo's mount, Madame Viceroy B B, swerved toward the rail in the stretch run, causing Villafan's mount, Born to Bop, to alter course and unseat Villafan.
Madame Viceroy B B sustained a fractured left front leg and was euthanized.
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