Jockey Ramon Dominguez and apprentice rider Samuel Camacho Jr. were released from North Shore University Hospital on the evening of March 18 after being involved in a spill earlier in the day at Aqueduct.
According to the NYRA Jockey Advocate, X-rays were negative on Camacho, while Dominguez suffered a dislocated, but not fractured, clavicle. Camacho is expected to ride March 21 as scheduled. Dominguez, the 2011 Eclipse Award-winning jockey, will miss an unspecified amount of time.
“I’m not in any pain and will follow up with my doctors tomorrow,” Dominguez said by phone. “The X-rays showed no fractures and the doctors said I would not need surgery.”
In Sunday’s eighth race, an allowance contest for 3-year-old New York-bred fillies at six furlongs, Dominguez’s mount, Mob Wife, stumbled and unseated her rider. Camacho’s mount, Suave N Sassy, then collided with Mob Wife, causing Camacho to fall as well. Neither horse appeared to be seriously injured in the incident.
Dominguez was able to walk off to an ambulance; Camacho was removed on a stretcher.
Dominguez won three races on the Sunday card at Aqueduct, including the Time Tested Stakes on Flat Bold. Dominguez is the regular rider for Havre de Grace, the 2011 Horse of the Year who captured the New Orleans Ladies Stakes on Saturday at the Fair Grounds.
Both Dominguez, 35, the 2011 Eclipse Award winner as the nation's leading jockey, and Camacho, 20, are Venezuelan born.
Dominguez led all riders with 104 wins during the inner track meet that concluded March 18. Camacho, who began riding at Aqueduct Jan. 15 after starting his U.S. career at Gulfstream Park last year, finished 10th in the standings with 21 winners.