Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Jockey Rosario Out For Six Weeks

Top jockey Joel Rosario took a spill from his horse on Friday at the Saratoga Race Course and broke his left foot. He will be out six weeks while he recovers. 
Rosario was hurt during the seventh race while riding last-place finisher Casual Elegance. The horse unseated him after the race ended and Rosario lay on the turf for several minutes before getting up and limping to a golf cart. Agent Ron Anderson said the injury occurred when Casual Elegance either "stepped on him," or "clipped him" with her heel. 
Dr. Rick Alfred, a New York orthopedist and a New York Giants team physician, examined Rosario on Saturday and confirmed that the jockey "fractured a bone in his left foot," said Anderson. The Kentucky Derby winning jockey was fitted with a cast before he left Alfred's office in Albany. 
"He was having such a monumental season," said Anderson. "It was shocking to both of us because it was one of those falls that you don't think looked that bad. But when you get kicked or stepped on... it could have been worse if it was in a different place. His spirits are OK. It's part of the game.
"It's unfortunate, he's young and really, really good," added Anderson. "We're taking a positive approach."
Rosario won the Dubai World Cup aboard Animal Kingdom and then rode Orb to a victory at the Kentucky Derby. He leads all North American jockeys with 237 wins and winnings of $16,713,440. Rosario, 28 from the Dominican Republic, was the second-leading rider at Saratoga this summer with 41 victories.
References: USA Today and Miami Herald.
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Jeffrey S. Kahn, DPM
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