ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2011)—Apprentice jockey Abel Cedillo and journeyman Victor Espinoza were injured as a result of a spill on the Club House turn during the first race at Santa Anita on Thursday.
Cedillo’s mount, Saint’s Crown, who was at the rail, in second position approaching the 6 ½ furlong pole, clipped the heels of the pacesetter, Sky Brite Miss, unseating Cedillo. Espinoza, who was trailing the early leaders at the rail aboard Lucy Got Lucky, collided with the fallen Saint’s Crown, unseating Espinoza.
Espinoza, who was taken to the track’s First Aid Station, sustained what appeared to be a significant abrasion to his forehead but was not hospitalized. Although he took off of his remaining mounts, Espinoza said that he intended to ride at Santa Anita on Friday.