Keiber Coa Sidelined With Left Hand Fracture

Son of Eibar Coa injured when unseated during Saratoga inner turf course race Aug. 4.

Apprentice rider Keiber Coa suffered a fractured bone in his left hand after being unseated in the sixth race Aug. 4 at Saratoga Race Course, according to his agent, Cory Moran.

Coa, 19, the son of retired jockey Eibar Coa, fell to the Saratoga inner turf course when his mount, Riverdance Rock, unexpectedly veered sharply outside at the top of the stretch.

He was transported to Saratoga Hospital, where the fracture was diagnosed. His hand was placed in a cast, which will remain for five to six weeks. Moran indicated that Coa will visit an orthopedist in New Jersey Aug. 6.

Coa has 13 victories in his young career, which commenced in late 2011 at Gulfstream Park. His first win came at Santa Anita Park on March 10. Saturday’s sixth race was the first time Coa had ridden at Saratoga.

Riverdance Rock, a 3-year-old gelding trained by Timothy Hills, was uninjured in the incident.