Paco Lopez Taken To Hospital Following Monmouth Park Spill

Jockey Paco Lopez, leading rider at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., was taken by ambulance to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch for X-rays and evaluation after suffering an apparent right elbow injury following a spill in the 10th race on Saturday’s card, according to Dr. Angelo Chinnici, the track’s medical director.

Lopez, whose 31 winners at the meet are more than double that of his next closest competitor, went down after his mount, Pretendant, appeared to clip heels in tight quarters and fell midway through the final turn of the mile and a sixteenth race.

Pretendant was in the middle of a condensed pack with four other horses when the colt appeared to clip heels with Bob In Our Midst.

Lopez, seeking a seventh riding title at Monmouth Park, also leads all riders in earnings this meet with $1,377,980.

The post Paco Lopez Taken To Hospital Following Monmouth Park Spill appeared first on Horse Racing News | Paulick Report.

DYFD Winter - 300x90

Comments are closed.