Jockey Wilson Back on Her Feet After Fair Grounds Spill

According to a recent report, Eclipse Award-winning apprentice jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson is back on her feet one morning after a spill at Fair Grounds Race Course Feb. 5.

Wilson was thrown to the Fair Grounds turf, moments after her mount Sweetening stumbled and fell at the five-sixteenths pole of the ninth race, a 5 1/2-furlong dash for allowance runners.

"My leg has a deep bruise, but I'm fine," Wilson said Monday night in a telephone interview from her New Orleans apartment. "I'm already walking around. I'll give it a few days and then I'll get right back at it."

The 25-year-old jockey was released from Tulane Medical Center Monday evening. She said X-rays didn't reveal any fractured bones.

On-track EMS staff had reported that Wilson complained of pain in her lower right leg and right ribcage.

The spill came just hours after the Brampton resident captured her 15th victory aboard Chinchilla at the Fair Grounds meet.

Wilson was Woodbine's leading rider in 2005 and 2006. She has collected Eclipse Awards the last two years as North America's outstanding apprentice.