Jockey Daniel Centeno, leading rider at Tampa Bay Downs, will
be sidelined through the remainder of the meet as a result of injuries
sustained when he was unseated from his mount shortly after the start of
Friday's fourth race.
Centeno, who held a commanding lead in the jockey's race with
78 wins coming into Friday's program, was aboard Alajwad Dancer, a
4-year-old first time starter, in a five-furlong maiden claiming sprint
when the horse broke slowly, then raced greenly after the break,
swerving to the inside then back to the outside.
At that point, Centeno jumped from his mount but landed
awkwardly and was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he
was diagnosed with a separation of the pelvis.