HorseRacing TV will present a 30-minute documentary Sept. 5 on jockey Chance Rollins's remarkable recovery and intention to return to riding after he sustaining a life-threatening head injury in a horrific spill at Bay Meadows Race Course in June.
Jockey Chance Rollins returned home June 27, just 16 days after severely injuring his head in a fall at Bay Meadows.
Jockey Chance Rollins, who suffered a severe head injury in a fall at Bay Meadows June 11, was transferred from Stanford Hospital to a rehabilitation center five days later.
Jockey Chance Rollins, injured at Bay Meadows on June 11, has been moved from the intensive care unit at Stanford Hospital and is taking "truly remarkable and miraculous" steps toward recovery, track physician Dr. David Seftel said Wednesday.
Jockey Chance Rollins, a 36-year-old regular on the Northern California circuit, remained in critical but stable condition Monday with injuries he suffered after he was thrown in the third race at Bay Meadows on Sunday.
Northern California shipper Northern Soldier outfought pacesetter Remembering Star through the stretch to remain unbeaten in three starts with a three-quarters of a length victory in Saturday's $150,000 Lazaro S. Barrera Memorial Stakes (gr. II) at Hollywood Park.
Jockey Chance Rollins, among the leading riders on the Northern California circuit, won the 2,000th race of his career when he guided Cherryonthebottom to victory in the fifth race at Bay Meadows on Sunday.
Chance Rollins, who ranks second in the jockey standings at Golden Gate Fields' fall meeting, injured his left shoulder in a spill in the first race Sunday and will be sidelined for two to three weeks.
It was only fitting that trainer Jerry Hollendorfer won Sunday's $65,387 Foster City Handicap, the closing-day feature of the 2004 Bay Meadows spring meeting.
Jockey Chance Rollins, who was unseated in the second race at Bay Meadows Wednesday when his mount, Reds Pal propped suddenly on the clubhouse turn, escaped his fall with a sprained right wrist.
Kevin Radke celebrated the greatest accomplishment of his riding career Sunday when he finished atop the jockey standings at the 2003-2004 Golden Gate Fields meeting.
Unheralded Kilgowan, knocked off stride by Skipaslew a furlong from the finish, recovered to pull off a huge upset in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
Harris Farms' homebred Super High won for the first time since November 2002, edging away to a 2 1/2-length victory in Saturday's $100,000 Work The Crowd Handicap at Golden Gate Fields.
Creston Farm's Reba's Gold, on the sidelines for six months, made his return a successful one with an eight-length triumph in Monday's $100,000 Seabiscuit Handicap (gr. III) at Bay Meadows.
Martin Pedroza has accomplished much in his career of more than 20 years, but he has yet to attain the world class recognition of his peers in the Southern California jockey colony.
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