No Major Injuries in Gulfstream Spill

Three jockeys and horses apparently OK after trouble-marred fifth race March 9.

Three jockeys and horses escaped major injury March 9 when they were involved in a spill during the running of the fifth race at Gulfstream Park.

Jockey Jose Lezcano, riding All Alex, and jockey Luis Saez, aboard Boss Man, were taken to a local hospital for precautionary reasons. Both had full mobility and were speaking. Jockey Francisco Torres, riding Layton Register, walked away from the spill, which occurred as horses entered the backstretch in a 1 1/8-mile maiden special weight turf event for 3-year-olds. All three horses were uninjured, according to the Gulfstream publicity office.

Lezcano and Saez took off their mounts for the remainder of the afternoon. Lezcano was named to ride Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship (gr. III) winner Fort Loudon in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II). Jeffrey Sanchez was named as the new rider. Saez was named to ride Swagger Jack but will be replaced by Joe Rocco Jr.

The accident occurred when Boss Man clipped heels leaving the first turn, unseating Saez and causing a chain reaction. Layton Register was bumped hard by Boss Man, losing Torres, while All Alex dropped Lezcano when caught up in the mishap in front of them.