Jockey Ramon Dominguez
and apprentice rider Samuel Camacho, Jr. were released Sunday evening from
Shore University Hospital where they were transported
following a spill in this afternoon’s eighth race at Aqueduct Racetrack.
According to the NYRA Jockey
Advocate, X-rays were negative on Camacho, while Dominguez suffered a
dislocated, but not fractured, clavicle. Camacho is expected to ride Wednesday
as scheduled; reigning Eclipse champion Dominguez will miss an unspecified
amount of time.
“I’m not in any pain and will
follow up with my doctors tomorrow,” Dominguez said by phone. “The X-rays showed
no fractures and the doctors said I would not need surgery.”
In Sunday’s race, an allowance
contest for 3-year-old New York-bred fillies, Dominguez’s mount, Mob Wife,
stumbled and fell in the stretch, unseating her rider. Camacho’s mount, Suave N
Sassy, then collided with Mob Wife, causing Camacho to fall as well. Neither
horse appeared to be seriously injured in the incident.
Both Dominguez, 35, and Camacho,
20, are Venezuelan born. Dominguez led all riders with 104 wins during the inner
track meet that concluded Sunday. Camacho, who began riding at Aqueduct on
January 15 after starting his U.S. career at Gulfstream Park last year, finished 10th
in the standings with 21 winners.