August 2, 1997 |
Jockey David Flores suffered a chipped disk in his back and separated a shoulder in a spill during Friday's fifth race here. Flores, 29, was listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit of Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. His agent, Jim Pegram, confirmed his injuries. "He's stable," said Pegram, who speculated Flores could be sidelined from six to eight weeks.
March 12, 2004 |
Jockey Corey Nakatani's attorney, Donald Calabria, said his client would seek a court stay pending an appeal of a 30-day suspension that was issued Thursday by the three Santa Anita stewards. Nakatani was disciplined after the stewards ruled that he was responsible for an incident in Saturday's sixth race in which his mount bumped another horse, who stumbled and unseated his rider, Javier Santiago. Santiago was not injured. Nakatani's suspension is scheduled to begin Thursday.
August 7, 1997 |
Jockey Corey Nakatani, who pushed another rider off his horse after a race Sunday, was suspended for the rest of the Del Mar meet by state stewards Wednesday. The three Del Mar stewards conducted a two-hour hearing earlier in the week into the incident. Altercations between jockeys after a race frequently result in small fines. This suspension, the equivalent of 26 racing days, will start Monday.
August 4, 1997 |
The outcome of Sunday's $300,000 Eddie Read Handicap was a welcome surprise for trainer Bobby Frankel. In the midst of what he called "his worst year in 25 years," Frankel--who became a member of racing's Hall of Fame in 1995--saw 23-1 shot Expelled lead every step of the way and win the Grade I Eddie Read by a length over El Angelo and five others.
August 10, 1997 |
Neither the Pacific Classic's reputation for chewing up favorites nor the resolve of his stablemate could stop Gentlemen at Del Mar Saturday. Gentlemen, a 5-year-old Argentine-bred, might not have been at the top of his game, but still he mopped up, winning by 2 3/4 lengths over Siphon and putting one more $1-million souvenir in trainer Richard Mandella's trophy case.
August 3, 1997 |
With a small army, trainer Bill Mott has done some early damage in his invasion of this track. From his New York base, Mott sent six horses west with assistant Simon Bray, all owned by Allen Paulson, who lives in nearby Rancho Santa Fe. So far, two of the five that have run have won, another (Clure) should have and only one has finished off the board. The sixth, Dowty, is expected to start in the Escondido Handicap on Friday. More importantly, both victories have come in stakes.