Meier Sidelined After Spill

Randall Meier, Sportsman's Park's all-time leading rider, will be out of action for at least a couple of weeks following a spill in Thursday's fifth race according to his agent, Penny Fitch-Heyes.

"I talked to Randy last night after he got home from the hospital and he thought he was just body sore," Fitch-Heyes explained Friday morning, "but when I called his house this morning his son told me that he had gone back to the hospital during the night."

According to Fitch-Heyes, Meier has a deflated lung, a couple of broken ribs and a small chip in a toe.

"We'll play it by ear," she said when asked about a timetable for Meier's return. 

Meier was hurt when his mount, Candy's Spy, fell after being bumped by Brookston in upper stretch. Brookston, who went on to cross the finish line first, was subsequently disqualified and placed last.