No Serious Injuries in Three-Horse Spill

No jockeys were seriously injured in a three-horse spill during the eighth race at Fair Grounds Dec. 3.

The calamity occurred on the turf course near the three-sixteenth pole at the top of the stretch where Catch Twenty Two, ridden by Jamie Theriot, broke down and fell in front of Bravo Prado, who was racing three wide coming out of the far turn. Bravo Prado fell unseating rider Eddie Martin Jr. and got tangled with Quazar and Jose Camejo to his outside. Quazar, who was coming five to six wide out of the far turn, also got knocked down and unseated Camejo.

TwinspiresTV reported prior to the ninth race that none of the jockeys had been seriously injured. The track did not provide an update on the condition of the horses involved.

Catch Twenty Two had to be euthanized. He was a 3-year-old gelding by Tactical Cat out of Justified, by Roanoke. He was owned by Carol Hebel and Loren Hebel-Osborne and trained by Tim Glyshaw. Bravo Prado is a gelding by El Prado out of Kelly Pond, by Deputy Minister. He is owned by Al and Bill Ulwelling and trained by Gary Scherer. Quazar is a gelding by Chief Seattle out of Kafaf, by Zilzal. He is owned by trainer J. Keith Desormeaux in partnership with M. and J. Thoroughbreds.

The race was a $27,000 claimer for 3-year-olds and up at about one mile.
 

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