Jockey Ferrer Taken to Hospital After Spill

Monmouth Park rider to be evaluated after complaining of shortness of breath.

Jockey Jose Ferrer was taken to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J., after being unseated by No Veggies at the top of the stretch in the final race Aug. 24 at Monmouth Park.

"He was complaining of shortness of breath," said Dr. Angelo Chinnici, medical director for the racetrack. "He had multiple soft tissue injuries and a possible concussion. He was taken to Monmouth Medical for observation and evaluation via X-ray."

Ferrer and No Veggies had just made the lead in the $7,500 claiming race at one mile and 70 yards at the top of the stretch when she broke down, unseating the rider. The 4-year-old filly was euthanized on the racetrack.