Santana Out with Hairline Fracture of Leg

(from Pimlico report)
Jozbin Santana, the leading rider during the current Pimlico summer meet, will miss four to six weeks with a hairline fracture of his left leg sustained in a fall during the sixth race Aug. 12.

Trevor's Lucky One broke down and tossed the 25-year old rider, who was then stepped on by Shades Creek.

"It is a small break between the ankle and knee," said Paul Plymire, Santana's agent. "The doctors told him not to put any weight on the leg for two weeks. He could be back as soon as four weeks, but no longer than six weeks."

Santana had eight wins in the first seven days of the stand and has won 101 races for purses of nearly $2 million this year.

Last year Santana set career bests in wins (128) and earnings ($2.7 million). He won 99 races in 2002 and topped the $2 million mark in earnings for the first time.