Ramon Dominguez, who was diagnosed with a skull fracture as a result of a
spill last Friday at Aqueduct, continues to improve and was transferred Tuesday
from Jamaica Hospital in Queens to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell
Medical Center on Manhattan’s East Side where he is currently undergoing further
“Ramon is doing really well and resting comfortably,” said the three-time
Eclipse champion jockey’s wife, Sharon Dominguez.
“I can’t thank the doctors and staff enough at Jamaica Hospital for the
superb care they provided to Ramon,” Sharon Dominguez continued. “With an injury
like this, we thought it was important to seek a second opinion, which is why we
decided to change hospitals.”
There is currently no timetable for Ramon Dominguez’s release from New
“We’re so grateful for the concern, support, and well-wishes from the racing
community and Ramon’s fans,” Sharon Dominguez said. “We will continue to provide
periodic updates on his condition through NYRA. Ramon is improving steadily, but
needs to rest as he recovers, and his doctors have prohibited him from having
visitors at this time.”
Dominguez was unseated during the running of Friday’s seventh race when his
mount, Convocation, appeared to clip heels with the eventual winner, Sovereign
Default. Convocation, who stumbled and fell, did not appear to be seriously
injured in the incident and was walked off the track.
A native of Venezuela, Dominguez led all riders on the NYRA circuit in 2012
with 322 victories and led the nation in earnings with $25.6 million.