Jockeys Luis Saez and Jose Lezcano were both recovering
Sunday from a spill that occurred during the running of the 5TH race Saturday
at Gulfstream Park.
Saez was unseated when his mount, Boss Man, clipped heels leaving the first
turn. The sophomore bumped Layton Register hard, causing him to dump rider
Francisco Torres, and Lezcano was also thrown to the track when All Alex was
caught up in the incident. Many other runners in the field were forced to check
hard due to the event.
Saez, the third leading rider at Gulfstream with 68
victories, was recovering at Memorial Regional Hospital with a “very small
hairline fracture of the hip, pelvis area,” according to agent Richard DePass.
Saez was expected to be released from the hospital Sunday or Monday.
“He’s going to be out between three-and-five weeks,
according to the doctors,” DePass explained. “They think because of his age, and the
fact he’s an athlete, he will heal a lot quicker. Considering what happened,
he’s doing very well.”
Lezcano, tied for fourth in the jockey standings with 53
wins, was released from the hospital Saturday evening. Lezcano suffered a
sprained ankle and was off his mounts Sunday at Gulfstream.
Torres walked away from the incident. All
three horses returned safely to their barns.