Suffolk Downs Jockey Unseated, Injured

Jockey Andria Terrill was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital after being unseated from her mount shortly after the start of the fourth race July 8 at Suffolk Downs.

Terrill was taken by ambulance to the hospital where she was admitted and evaluated for head and neck injuries, according to her agent Ed Smith.

Terrill, second in the track's jockey standings with 18 wins, was aboard Chapel's Beauty when the 3-year-old filly stumbled out of the gate in the one mile race. As the race continued, Terrill was unconscious on the track just a short distance from the finish, according to a Suffolk Downs report. Members of the gate crew surrounded her as an outrider and a pony rider galloped toward the oncoming horses and successfully directed the jockeys to pull up their mounts and steer clear of Terrill, the track release said.

A second outrider corralled Chapel's Beauty, who was unharmed. Emergency personnel tended to Terrill immediately and transported her to Massachusetts General.

"We wish Andria a full and speedy recovery and we commend the efforts of our outriders, gate crew, and emergency personnel on site," said Chip Tuttle, COO of Suffolk Downs.

The race was declared a no-contest and the purse money was distributed evenly among the six entries.

 

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