Keyword: David Seftel

  • Julien Couton Out With Fractured Vertebrae

    Jockey Julien Couton sustained compression fractures to his thoracic vertebrae in a spill at Golden Gate Fields May 27 and will be sidelined for several weeks, track physician Dr. David Seftel reported the following morning.

  • Injured Martinez Clears Immigration Hurdle

    Paraplegic ex-jockey Michael Martinez is apparently going to be able to make a trip to the University of Zurich in Switzerland for vital embryonic stem cell treatment on his badly injured spinal cord.

  • Michael Martinez

    Immigration Snag Stymies Martinez Treatment

    The clock is ticking for ex-jockey Michael Martinez if he is to get embryonic stem cell treatment in time to help him regain some of his physical capabilities. He was paralyzed from the waist down in a terrible fall Sept. 12.

  • Injured Rider Martinez Becomes a Father

    On the same day paralyzed Northern California jockey Michael Martinez learned he is not a candidate for using embryonic stem cells to treat his severed spinal cord in a clinical trial, he became a father.

  • Baze Cracks Rib in Chain Reaction Spill

    Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze, all-time leading rider by victories, sustained a cracked rib when he went down at Golden Gate Fields a race prior to the California Derby.

  • Rollins Takes 'Miraculous' Stride in Recovery

    Jockey Chance Rollins, injured at Bay Meadows on June 11, has been moved from the intensive care unit at Stanford Hospital and is taking "truly remarkable and miraculous" steps toward recovery, track physician Dr. David Seftel said Wednesday.

  • Hot Apprentice Martin Garcia Breaks Wrist

    Apprentice Martin Garcia, the leading jockey at Golden Gate Fields, broke a bone in his left wrist and sustained a contusion on his right forehead when he went down in the stretch run of Friday's fourth race.

  • Sunny Ho moved from ICU.

    Jockey Sunny Ho Moved from Intensive Care

    Sunny Ho, who had been in the Intensive Care Unit at Highland Hospital in Oakland since sustaining a serious brain injury in a spill on March 2, was moved from the ICU Friday.

  • Jockey Sunny Ho, continues to make progress after fall.

    'Positive Developments' Seen in Ho's Recovery

    Sunny Ho, the 44-year-old jockey who was severely injured in a March 1 racing accident at Golden Gate Fields, continues to make significant gains after undergoing emergency brain surgery last week.

  • Jockey Ho Undergoes Brain Surgery After Fall

    Jockey Sunny Ho was listed in critical condition Thursday after undergoing emergency surgery Wednesday night for bleeding in his brain after being thrown in the seventh race at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Rider Rollins Sidelined After Golden Gate Fall

    Chance Rollins, who ranks second in the jockey standings at Golden Gate Fields' fall meeting, injured his left shoulder in a spill in the first race Sunday and will be sidelined for two to three weeks.

  • Martin Garcia In ICU After Severe Concussion

    Top apprentice jockey Martin Garcia was taken to Stanford Hospital after sustaining head injuries in a fall in the sixth race at Bay Meadows Friday night.

  • Jockeys Lopez, Miranda Improving After Fall

    Jockeys David Lopez and Alfredo Miranda, who were injured when their horses fell in Thursday's seventh race, were in stable condition Friday and improving, Bay Meadows track physician Dr. David Seftel reported.

  • Jockey Radke Breaks Wrist, Nose in Fall

    Kevin Radke, the leading jockey at the 2003-2004 Golden Gate Fields meeting, suffered fractures to his left wrist and nose when he went down in the sixth race at Bay Meadows Wednesday. He'll be sidelined for six to eight weeks, according to an initial report.