Jockey Carlos Gonzalez Has Ankle Surgery

(from Lone Star Park notes)
Jockey Carlos Gonzalez, who was tossed by filly Sugar Creek Girl in Wednesday's fourth race at Lone Star Park, underwent surgery Thursday morning to repair a severe fracture in his right ankle.

"They put in two pins and there's a plate on the outside," said Gonzalez's agent Frank Trosclair. "It was a pretty nasty break."

Gonzalez was operated on at Methodist Hospital in Dallas at 7:45 a.m. and was transferred to the recovery unit at about 10:30 a.m.

Trosclair said doctors estimated Gonzalez would be out of action from six to eight weeks. He could be released from the hospital as early as Friday.

Meanwhile, Jeremy Beasley, who left the track in a semi-conscious state after being dislodged by filly Halory's Habit in Wednesday's first race, was released from Methodist hospital later that evening.

"He wants to ride (Thursday night)," said Beasley's agent, Scott Hare. "He got his bell rung, but that's it."