Separate spills mar Timonium races Jockeys, horses not seriously injured

September 02, 1992|By James H. Jackson | James H. Jackson,Staff Writer

Two spills marred the Timonium Race Course program yesterday, but neither the jockeys nor the horses were injured seriously.

North Round Table fell at the sixteenth pole in the fifth race, unseating jockey Douglas La France Jr., who was run over by a trailing horse. La France was removed from the track by ambulance and the horse finished the race riderless.

La France, who was alert but complaining of pain in his right shoulder, was taken to Greater Baltimore Medical Center where tests revealed no serious injuries.

Track Ballet stumbled coming out of the starting gate in the 10th race and unseated jockey Joseph Sierra. The jockey left the track under his own power and the horse continued the four-furlong sprint sans rider.

Two simulcasts

Timonium will simulcast the seventh and eighth races from Monmouth Park today.

Seminar set

A seminar for prospective horse owners will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Timonium grandstand.

Sponsored by the King of Sports and Lightning Bolt farms, the seminar will cover horse selection, hiring a trainer, financial requirements, methods of purchase, tax implications and confirmation.

Admission is free.

Maryland Million tour

The Maryland Million Horse Country Tour will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Horse farms in five counties may be visited.

Farms in Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties may be toured all three days, and farms in Cecil County will be open Labor Day.

Maryland Million Day will be run at Pimlico on Sept. 26.

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