Davis, Jaen Will Ride Sunday After Saturday Spill
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL -- Apprentice rider Dylan Davis will return to action on Sunday at Gulfstream Park after being involved in a spill during Saturday’s opener. He is named on six mounts in the 10-race card.
Davis suffered only a bruised left leg in the incident, when his horse, Leveraged Loan, fell after being jostled near the quarter pole. Davis was thrown to the track and grazed in the leg by the trailing horse, Cool Colony, who jumped to avoid the prone rider and also fell, tossing jockey Abdiel Jaen.
Jaen will also ride on Sunday.
“I rolled and opened my eyes and saw one horse fall over me. I saw the whole underside of the horse,” Davis said. “I’m lucky everything is good.”
Davis was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital for X-rays and released. He was replaced on his five remaining mounts Saturday including favored Nay Nay, who won the third race under Kent Desormeaux for trainer Wesley Ward.
“He’s super duper lucky,” said Davis’ agent, Cliff Collier. “The horse grazed his leg with his hoof and sliced his jockey pants and sliced his leg like a big rash, the whole size of a hoofprint. Everything’s good, thank goodness.”