Jockey Bravo Taken to Hospital After Being Unseated

Edited Monmouth Park release
Jockey Joe Bravo was taken to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey for X-rays after being unseated from his mount Maid of Sunlight during the running of the seventh race at Monmouth Park on Thursday.

"He was complaining of difficulty breathing and mid and lower back pain," said Dr. Angelo Chinnici, medical director for Monmouth Park. "I sent him to Monmouth Medical to rule out a possible punctured left lung and fractured left clavicle (collarbone)."

Bravo was riding between horses when N' Bearsohmy veered out in the stretch bumping Dice in a Vice, who in turn bumped Maid of Sunlight, unseating Bravo. Maid of Sunlight was uninjured in the incident.

Through the seventh race on Thursday, Bravo led all riders with a record of 76-35-43 from 253 mounts, good for $2,473,015 in earnings. He is 27 wins ahead of his closest rival in the standings, Stewart Elliott.

Bravo missed half of the 2001 Monmouth Park season with a broken leg and most of the 2002 meet with a broken wrist. He has captured ten riding titles at the Shore racetrack, more than any rider in Monmouth history.

More information will follow as it becomes available.