was diagnosed with a skull fracture as a result of a spill on Friday at
Aqueduct Racetrack, continues to improve and was transferred today
(January 22) from Jamaica Hospital
in Queens to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical
Center on Manhattan’s East Side
where he is currently undergoing further evaluation.
“Ramon is doing really well and resting comfortably,” said the three-time Eclipse champion jockey’s wife,
“I can’t thank the doctors and staff enough at Jamaica
Hospital for the superb care they provided to Ramon,”
Sharon Dominguez continued.
“With an injury like this, we thought it was important to seek a second
opinion, which is why we decided to change hospitals.”
There is currently no timetable for Ramon Dominguez’s release from New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
“We’re so grateful for the concern, support, and well-wishes from the racing community and Ramon’s fans,” said
Sharon Dominguez. “We will
continue to provide periodic updates on his condition through NYRA.
Ramon is improving steadily, but needs to rest as he recovers, and his
doctors have prohibited him from having visitors
at this time.”
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 track.
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.