Jockey Fogelsonger involved in spill at Pimlico

horse racing

April 21, 2005|By Baltimoresun.com Staff

For the second time in a little more than a month jockey Ryan Fogelsonger was involved in a major spill.

The 2002 Eclipse Award winning apprentice was riding Christmas Slippers, the 2-1 favorite in Thursday's 8th race at Pimlico, when the filly appeared to prop at the M-= mile pole.

Fogelsonger, who hustled his mount from post No. 2, was thrown towards the rail and kicked by his horse. He endured several lateral summersaults before coming to a rest and lying motionless on the turf.

Pimlico medical director Dr. Harry Harris indicated the 23-year old was complaining of neck pain but was alert.

Fogelsonger, who spent an afternoon in Shock Trauma after a spill at Laurel Park March 4, was taken to Sinai Hospital for precautionary x-rays.

Originally published April 21, 2005, 5:34 PM EDT

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