Luis Cardenas Suffers Concussion In Saratoga Spill, To Miss Two Weeks

Luis Cardenas, the leading apprentice on the New York Racing Association circuit in 2020, will be out approximately two weeks after suffering a concussion in a spill during Friday’s 10th and final race at Saratoga race course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Cardenas was aboard Strong Moment for trainer Jorge Abreu when the 3-year-old Wicked Strong filly suffered a catastrophic injury to her left foreleg and fell in the final furlong of the 5 ½-furlong turf race for New York-bred maidens. Strong Moment was euthanized.

Cardenas was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

“All of his X-rays came back negative,” said P.J. Campo, agent for Cardenas. “He had a concussion, so he’s going to sit out two weeks, the doctor said. There was nothing internal, no major injuries, but he just got banged up pretty good.

“NYRA has a jockey advocate who goes to the hospital in situations like this, which is very helpful,” Campo added. “She was there when he called me Friday night.”

Campo said Cardenas will be evaluated by a doctor before getting the green light to return to the saddle.

A native of Peru who came to the United States at age 12, Cardenas won his first race in the U.S. on Jan. 10, 2020, aboard Solitary Gem and went on win record 41 victories, 51 seconds, and 50 thirds from 582 mounts at NYRA tracks for the year.

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