Jockey Matthew Straight Sent to Hospital

Rider complained of shoulder pain after mount flips over rail at Keeneland April 15.

Jockey Matthew Straight was “awake and responsive, and complaining of left shoulder pain,” according to Keeneland medical director Dr. Barry Schumer following a spill in the fifth race April 15 at Keeneland.

Schumer said Straight was transported to University of Kentucky Medical Center for further evaluation.

Straight’s mount, Maid On a Mission, was on the lead in the 1 1/16-mile turf race when she swerved in midstretch and flipped over the inside rail.

State veterinarian Dr. Bryce Peckham reported the 3-year-old filly suffered very minor injuries and walked off the course.

Straight's twin brother, Michael Straight, was paralyzed in a 2009 fall at Arlington Park.