was diagnosed with a displaced skull fracture as a result of a spill on
Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack, continues to improve as he remains in the
intensive care unit at
Center, according to his agent, Steve Rushing.
“He’s slowly progressing each day,” Rushing said via text. “He’s talking a little bit more today.”
In a Saturday evening ceremony at
the 36-year-old rider won his third consecutive Eclipse Award for
Outstanding Jockey, which was accepted on his behalf by fellow finalists
New York regulars Javier Castellano and Hall of Famer John Velazquez.
Dominguez was unseated
during the running of Friday’s seventh race when his mount, Convocation,
appeared to clip heels with the eventual winner, Sovereign Default.
Convocation, who stumbled and fell, did not
appear to be seriously injured in the incident and was walked off the
A native of
Venezuela, Dominguez led all riders on the NYRA circuit in 2012 with 322 victories and led the nation in earnings with $25.6 million.