Jockey's condition upgraded to good

November 14, 1995|By Ross Peddicord

The condition of Alcibiades Cortez, the jockey who was injured in a spill at Laurel Park on Sunday, was upgraded to good yesterday, said a spokeswoman at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Cortez, 34, was airlifted to the hospital after he fractured his right leg and went into shock after the three-horse spill. He initially was listed in serious but stable condition.

Trainer Eddie Gaudet, who uses Cortez on several of his horses, said Cortez has "a compound [leg] fracture, but other than that, is better."

Ron Cartwright, trainer of Six Times, the one horse that survived Sunday's accident, arrived back from California yesterday after running Mz. Zill Bear in the Yellow Ribbon Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

"I haven't seen her," Cartwright said about Six Times. "But my stable foreman told me she's sore but otherwise in not too bad of shape."

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