‘The Russell Baze Act Of Yesteryear’: Jockey Terrero Back In The Saddle After Near-Fatal Accident

Jockey Pedro Terrero suffered a severe head injury when his mount clipped heels in a race at Golden Gate Fields on Feb. 2, 2019. He had to be resuscitated on-track and underwent emergency surgery to relieve swelling in his brain. Over two years later, reports berkeleyside.org, the rider is not only back in the saddle, but currently leading the jockey standings at the Berkeley, Calif. track.

Terrero started getting back on horses in March, and built up his strength over a series of months. He’s already won two riding titles since his return.

“Terrero is here six days a week and will jog, gallop, work a horse,” trainer Manny Badilla told berkeleyside.org. “He’s doing the Russell Baze act of yesteryear, and he deserves every bit of the success he is having right now. He has earned every bit of it.”

“Maybe I am riding better,” said Terrero. “If I am, maybe it’s because I love what I do and I almost lost it. I really love it. This is my second chance. I’m lucky to be alive and I’m lucky to be riding horses again.”

Read more at berkeleyside.org.

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