Jockey Ramon Dominguez, who was involved in a spill in Friday’s sixth
race at Belmont Park, is off his Saturday mounts with
some general stiffness but hopes to ride on Sunday, according to his agent
In the Friday race, a one-mile allowance optional claimer for New
York-bred fillies and mares run on the Widener turf course, Dominguez was
aboard Ms Stilleto (No. 6), who appeared to clip heels with Starjetta (No. 2)
on the backstretch, causing Ms Stilleto to stumble and unseat her rider. Dominguez
stood and walked unassisted to the chase ambulance and was taken to NYRA First
Aid for evaluation, then transported to North Shore
He was released from the hospital on Friday evening.
Dominguez, 34, is currently third in the Belmont Park
spring/summer meet jockey standings with 23 wins. He was the leading rider in New York last year and
in 2009, his first full year of riding on the NYRA circuit. The Venezuelan
native won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey in 2010 and led the nation
in earnings with more than $16 million in purses.