Castellano Taken To Hospital After Injuring Ankle In Saratoga Race

Racing Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano sustained an injury to his left foot and ankle Saturday during the third race at Saratoga and was taken to the Albany Medical Center for X-rays, Horse Racing Nation reports.

The 44-year-old rider was injured when his left foot struck the rail.

David Grening of Daily Racing Form said in a Twitter post that Castellano told him the impact happened when his mount, 3-year-old colt Seal Beach, trained by Mike Maker, lugged inward while in tight quarters, tearing his boot but not breaking the skin.

“I never seen anything like that, boot, socks and everything,” Grening quoted Castellano as saying. “Thank God I had no cuts.”

Three Diamond Farm’s Seal Beach eventually finished last of seven in the one-mile allowance race.

Castellano has a 26-20-11 record at the current Saratoga meet, ranking seventh by number of winners and ninth by purse earnings with $1,934,640.

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