Jockey Centeno, Mount OK After Spill At Tampa Bay

During today’s card, six-time leading Tampa Bay Downs jockey Daniel Centeno was injured when he fell from his mount, 4-year-old gelding R Baby Driver, after taking the lead in deep stretch in the eighth race. R Baby Driver appeared to duck out from left-handed urging and unseated Centeno, who somersaulted twice before having his helmet cover knocked loose by a trailing horse.

Centeno was lifted into the back of an ambulance but was then returned to the jockeys’ room, where he was diagnosed with a leg contusion and underwent concussion-protocol testing. He was getting around and talking, but his status for Friday is uncertain. R Baby Driver appeared to be unhurt.

A 113-1 shot, Goforthegusto, won the race, paying $228.60 to win. Gary Wales rode that 4-year-old Florida-bred gelding to victory for owner Celestino Dilibero and trainer Marcy Brooks. The 10-3 $2 exacta paid a Tampa Bay Downs-record $4,288 and the 10-3-5 50-cent trifecta paid a track record $51,724.70 to one bettor.

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