McCarthy, Centeno Avoid Serious Injury In Los Alamitos Spill

Jockeys Trevor McCarthy and Alexis Centeno escaped injury after being involved in a scary incident in Sunday’s fourth race at Los Alamitos in Cypress, Calif.

Sherlock, Centeno’s mount in the race for 2-year-old maidens bred or sired in California, broke fast from his outside post, but steadily veered in sharply and crashed into Creative Peak, who had broken from the inside under McCarthy.

Both McCarthy, who had won the third race aboard Prince Magician, and Centeno were sent to nearby Long Beach Memorial for evaluation and were later released. Both riders were conscious and alert after the mishap.

Sherlock, a son of Stay Thirsty owned in partnership by breeder Terry Lovingier and trained by Walther Solis, crashed over the rail, ran through the infield and jumped the inner rail in the stretch before being corralled. He suffered some scrapes and cuts on his left side, according to Los Alamitos steward Tom Ward. Creative Peak, a Creative Cause colt owned by Heinz Steinmann and trained by Jeff Metz, was examined by veterinarian Dr. Dana Stead and escaped uninjured.

Racing resumes Friday at Los Alamitos. Post time is 1 p.m.

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