Jockey Olmo hurt in spill in 7th race at Timonium

Rider at Shock Trauma

three horses involved

Horse Racing

September 04, 2004|By Tom Keyser | Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF

Christian Olmo, 20, a jockey from Puerto Rico, was flown by helicopter yesterday to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after his horse fell in the seventh race at Timonium. Olmo was listed in fair condition last night.

Olmo's mount, Evening On Rainier, was battling for the lead when she stumbled and fell with a quarter-mile to go in the half-mile race. Olmo was thrown to the ground.

Dante's Rocket, ridden by Travis Dunkelberger, fell over Evening On Rainier, and Maymont unseated her rider, Richard Monterrey, trying to avoid the downed horses. Dunkelberger and Monterrey were not injured. None of the three horses appeared to be injured.

John Salzman, a jockey's agent, said Olmo was conscious after the accident but complained of chest pains. It appeared he was flown to Shock Trauma as a precaution, Salzman said.

Olmo started the afternoon as leading rider at the brief fair meeting. He lost the lead early when Eric Camacho won the first and third races to overtake Olmo, eight wins to seven. Erick Rodriguez piloted three winners to tie Olmo at seven.

Timonium's eight-day meet concludes with racing today, tomorrow and Monday. Post time is 1 p.m.

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