Kuntzweiler had failed to win in 53 mounts this spring at Churchill, but she won the riding title at the winter/spring meet at Turfway Park with 57 victories. She had hoped to gain momentum in the second half of the Churchill meet.
from Churchill DownsJockey Greta Kuntzweiler suffered a back injury in a training accident May 21 at Churchill Downs and could be out of action for three months.The 26-year-old Kuntzweiler was injured when a 2-year-old filly she had just worked stumbled and fell near the seven-eighths pole. Kuntzweiler said an initial diagnosis at Caritas Medical Center in Louisville indicated that she fractured a vertebrae near her shoulder blades.She is now wearing a brace, but hopes to have more promising information following an examination of her injury May 23."I thought I just knocked the wind out of myself," Kuntzweiler said. "My back hurt immediately when it happened, but I thought it was just from getting the wind knocked out of me. I didn't think anything of it. But the more I kind of walked around and I sat down, I couldn't relieve the pressure and it just felt like it was getting tight and it was hurting. So I decided to go on in and get it checked out."Kuntzweiler and the horse eventually got up under their own power after the spill.