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Jockey Albarado Remains Hospitalized

October 15, 2000|From Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Jockey Robby Albarado remained hospitalized Saturday with multiple injuries after his mount fell during a race at Keeneland.

Albarado was in serious condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center with a broken left wrist, broken ribs on the left side, a broken pelvis, a partially collapsed lung and a concussion.

"He's still in a lot of pain," jockey Marlon St. Julien said from Albarado's hospital room Saturday. "We don't know yet when he'll be able to leave. He may have to have surgery on his wrist."

Chief Red Sky, a 4-year-old colt, was near the back of the field of 10 in Friday's ninth race when he fell entering the final turn in the 1 1/16-mile allowance race on the turf.

Inallprobability, the colt just behind Chief Red Sky entering the turn, stumbled over the fallen horse and rider and went to the ground with Shane Sellers aboard.

Chief Red Sky broke a leg and was humanely euthanized on the track.

Sellers complained of back pain, but walked off the track on his own. He was back at Keeneland Saturday, set to ride in five races, including the $500,000 Spinster Stakes aboard Heritage Of Gold.

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