Jockey David Cohen, currently sidelined with
a stress fracture in his right leg, is expected to resume race riding on April
29, opening day of the 2011 Belmont
Park spring/summer meet.
According to his agent, Bill Castle, Cohen is nursing an injury he
suffered when he was unseated after his mount, Talented Princess, stumbled at
the start of Aqueduct Racetrack’s first race on March 10.
Cohen resumed riding on March 19 and finished the inner track meet in second
place with 82 wins.
On Friday, April 8, Cohen was unseated by A Wink and a Smile prior to
the second race, although that did not re-aggravate the original injury,
according to Castle.
After winning with one of his eight mounts on Saturday, April 9, Cohen
decided to take off the remainder of Aqueduct’s spring meet. Despite
missing all of Sunday’s action, Cohen remained in third place prior to today’s
Cohen, the second leading rider on The New York Racing Association (NYRA)
circuit in 2010, has won 80 races in New
York so far in 2011, trailing only Ramon Dominguez,
who has 96 victories to date.