Jockeys hurt in spill at Laurel Park

October 09, 2005|By BALTIMORESUN.COM STAFF

Jockeys Luis Garcia and Ryan Fogelsonger had to be removed from the track by ambulance after being involved in a spill during the running of today's eighth race at Laurel Park.

Coming out of the final turn in the seven furlong event, Garcia's mount Glory Lane fell for no apparent reason, tossing the rider hard to the ground. Magical Broad, Fogelsonger's mount, jumped the fallen horse and sent Fogelsonger out of the saddle and forward onto the track. Both horses got up and ran off, while their riders remained motionless on the ground.

Two ambulances arrived on the scene and Fogelsonger was quickly stabilized and carried by stretcher into the first ambulance. Paramedics arrived on the scene to attend Garcia and took longer to stabilize him before placing him in the second ambulance.

Both riders were conscious and were to be transported to Laurel Beltsville Hospital for x-rays. Track physician Dr. Harry Harris said both jockeys suffered back and neck trauma.

October 9, 2005, 5:49 PM EDT

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