Ramon Dominguez, who has effectively sewn up his fourth straight
riding title on The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit,
will miss the next three race weeks after bruising his foot recently at
Aqueduct Racetrack, according to his agent, Steve Rushing.
“It wasn’t getting better, so he saw a specialist who advised him to take some time off,” said Rushing. “Nothing is broken.”
Aqueduct will be dark December 17-25, with Dominguez, the two-time
reigning Eclipse Award winner for Outstanding Jockey, scheduled to
return when racing resumes on December 26.
“He’s going to take a few weeks off, and that will take us through
the winter break,” said Rushing. “He’ll be back the day after
Despite the injury, Dominguez on Saturday won the Grade 1 Cigar Mile
Handicap with Stay Thirsty, Grade 1 Gazelle with Dance Card, and Grade
2 Remsen with Overanalyze.
Through Sunday, Dominguez has won 309 races on the NYRA circuit in
2012, 138 more than second-place jockey Javier Castellano. This year,
Dominguez has captured meet titles during the Aqueduct inner track,
Belmont Park spring/summer, Saratoga Race Course, and Belmont fall
meets. He leads Joel Rosario 32-16 during the current Aqueduct fall