Doocy Injured in Collision at Oaklawn Park

Accident happened during training hours.

A collision at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas injured jockey Tim Doocy and forced officials to euthanize two horses Dec. 7.

According to a release from Oaklawn Park, Doocy’s mount was pulling up from a three furlong workout when the horse collided with the pony being ridden by outrider Chisum Ewing, who was chasing a loose horse.

Doocy, 54, was taken to at St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center where early diagnosis indicated fractures to his ankle, knee and hand. He was being scheduled for surgery on Monday afternoon.

"The colt was galloping out strong," Doocy was quoted as saying in the release, "and I just didn’t see Chisum until too late. We hit head on."

Doocy’s mount was The ATM, a maiden 2-year-old Trippi colt, owned by Shim Racing and trained by Steve Hobby. Ewing escaped injury from the accident. Both horses were euthanized on the track.

Doocy, who went over the 5,000-win mark last year, was leading rider at Oaklawn Park in 1998 and 1999.

The Oaklawn Park live meet begins in January 2010.