Apprentice rider Keiber Coa suffered a fractured bone in his left hand
after being unseated in the sixth race on Saturday, according to his agent,
Coa, 19, the son of retired jockey Eibar Coa, fell to the Saratoga inner turf course
when his mount, Riverdance Rock, unexpectedly veered sharply outside at the top
of the stretch.
He was transported to Saratoga
Hospital, where the
fracture was diagnosed and placed in a cast for five to six weeks. Moran
indicated that Coa will visit an orthopedist in New Jersey on Monday.
Coa has 13 victories in his young career, which commenced in late 2011
at Gulfstream Park. His first win came at Santa Anita
Park on March 10. Saturday’s sixth race was the first time Coa had ridden
Riverdance Rock, a 3-year-old gelding trained by Timothy Hills,
was uninjured in the incident.