No Contest: Spill In Race 3 At Laurel Forces Outriders To Intervene

A spill involving 6-5 favorite Leather Goods and jockey Alex Cintron caused Sunday’s third race, a $24,000 starter optional claimer for 3-year-olds and up at about 1 1/16 miles on the main track, to be declared a no contest.

Cintron and Leather Goods, trained by Hamilton Smith, broke from Post 2 and were trailing the seven-horse field heading into the first turn when the 3-year-old gelding stumbled and fell, tossing his rider.

Both horse and rider remained on the track as the race progressed and were unable to be moved by the time the field, still unaware of the incident, entered the stretch. Riders eased up as they approached the wire and were steered away from the spill by outriders.

After several minutes, Cintron walked onto a waiting ambulance and was taken to the hospital for evaluation of a possible broken nose, according to Clerk of Scales Frank Saumell. Leather Goods also got to his feet and was taken from the track by horse ambulance.

Win, place, show, exacta, trifecta, superfecta and Super Hi-5 wagers were all refunded, as well as the third and fourth race daily double. A consolation double for races two and three was paid, and Race 4 was treated as an ‘all’ for Pick 3, Pick 4, early Pick 5 and Rainbow 6 wagers.

Cintron was replaced on his three remaining mounts including Cincy Belle ($12) in the fourth race and Believe in Royalty ($6.60) in the fifth, both ridden by Daniel Centeno.

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