Jockey Toribio Out With Broken Hand

(from Hawthorne Park)
Jockey Abdiel Toribio is expected to miss at least three weeks after he suffered a broken bone in his hand as the result of a spill in Friday's ninth race at Hawthorne..

"I'm just glad he's OK," said Toribio's agent, Jimmy Ernesto. "It could have been a lot worse. The doctor said he should be out three weeks or so."

Toribio was positioned in third place nearing the turn for home when his mount, the Joey Camardo-trained 5-year-old maiden Me Pay Bills, broke down and fell to the track, tossing his partner. The jockey was treated and released from Loyola Hospital in Maywood, IL, on Friday night.

A 34-year-old native of Panama, Toribio is trying to make a go of it on the Chicago circuit after riding most of his career in Florida. He rode in Illinois briefly in 1996.

Entering Saturday's program, Toribio is tied for 12th in the Hawthorne jockey's standings with four wins from 44 mounts.