Apprentice Victor Flores Hospitalized, Suffered Head Trauma In Morning Training Incident At Fair Grounds

Apprentice jockey Victor Flores has been hospitalized due to “severe head trauma” after an incident during morning training hours at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La. Wednesday morning, according to former agent, Rudy Rodriguez, Jr., who set up a GoFundMe page to help offset medical expenses for the young rider.

The Blood-Horse reports that Flores was breezing a horse for trainer Matt Shirer when the horse bolted to the outside. Flores fell in the path of oncoming traffic from horses jogging near the outside rail, and was transported to a local hospital via ambulance.

The filly Flores was riding was not injured.

Flores rode at Monmouth Park this summer, then most recently took a couple mounts at Churchill Downs before traveling to New Orleans for the winter. The apprentice has compiled a total of 24 wins since earning his license in 2018.

Read more at bloodhorse.com.

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