Monday, March 19, 2012
CAMACHO, DOMINGUEZ RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL; DOMINGUEZ DIAGNOSED WITH DISLOCATED CLAVICLE
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Jockey Ramon Dominguez and apprentice rider Samuel Camacho, Jr. were released Sunday evening from North Shore University Hospital where they were transported following a spill in this afternoon’s eighth race at Aqueduct Racetrack.
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 Wednesday as scheduled; reigning Eclipse champion Dominguez will miss an unspecified amount of time.
In Sunday’s race, an allowance contest for 3-year-old New York-bred fillies, Dominguez’s mount, Mob Wife, stumbled and fell in the stretch, unseating 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.
Both Dominguez, 35, and Camacho, 20, are Venezuelan born. Dominguez led all riders with 104 wins during the inner track meet that concluded Sunday. Camacho, who began riding at Aqueduct on January 15 after starting his U.S. career at Gulfstream Park last year, finished 10th in the standings with 21 winners.
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