Jockey Marquez Injures Leg in Starting Gate

Monmouth Park medical director orders x-rays for badly bruised calf.

Jockey Carlos H. Marquez Jr. was taken to Monmouth Medical Center after being injured in the starting gate prior to the fifth race May 22 at Monmouth Park.
“He had a pretty serious bruise on his right calf,” said Dr. Angelo Chinnici, Monmouth Park medical director.  “I sent him to Monmouth Medical just for precautionary x-rays on his right leg.”

A 43-year-old native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Marquez was fourth in the Monmouth Park jockey standings heading into the day's racing.