Injury may keep Richard Migliore out of Preakness.

Injury may keep Richard Migliore out of Preakness.


Migliore Not Seriously Hurt, Agent 'Cautiously Optimistic'

Drew Mollica, agent for jockey Richard Migliore, told the New York Daily News he is "cautiously optimistic" his rider will be able to honor his committments at Pimlico on Saturday.

Migliore banged up his right calf when his mount, Gold Dancer flipped while standing in the gate waiting for Friday's fifth race at Belmont Park.  Gold Dancer, though not seriously injured, was scratched. Migliore was loaded into the ambulance and taken to nearby North Shore University Hospital where tests showed no major injuries.

The 40-year old Migliore could be in line for a big day Saturday. His Preakness mount, Little Matth Man, is a longshot, but his three other stakes rides are contenders. He is scheduled to ride Millenium Dragon for the Argent Dixie (gr. IIT), Seattle Fitz in the William Donald Schaefer (gr. III) and Artie Schiller in the Woodlawn Stakes.