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Heel Injury Sidelines Jockey Garrett Gomez

The absence of top jockey Garrett Gomez at Santa Anita for an anticipated four to six weeks as a result of an accident prior to Sunday’s Grade III Daytona Stakes will unquestionably have an impact on the local riding colony.

The 40-year-old Gomez, who was off to a flying start with six stakes wins through the first 10 days of the meet, was undergoing surgery Thursday afternoon at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles for a broken left heel, according to his agent, Tony Matos.

Gomez suffered the injury when his mount, Silver Summation, unseated him before flipping over backward en route to the race track after he was given a leg up in the walking ring prior to the Daytona Stakes.

Among the stakes wins by Gomez was the Sham aboard Out of Bounds. The Tucson native had been named to ride Citation Handicap winner Jeranimo, the favorite in Monday’s Grade II San Gabriel Stakes. He was replaced by Martin Garcia.

“Like always, it’s the trickle-down theory,” said Richie Silverstein, agent for Martin Pedroza and Kayla Stra. “Garrett is the third-leading rider (at the meet), he’s got tremendous stakes business, and in the famous words of the late (agent) Bill Barisoff, ‘One man’s loss is another man’s gain.’

“Everybody below him moves up one. But to Garrett’s credit, when he does come back, his business should still be there. When you’re among the top jocks, like him, (Rafael) Bejarano, (Joel) Rosario and possibly (Victor) Espinoza, you don’t lose business like some of the riders in the second tier.”


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Out of Bounds I meant, sorry
Hope he retains the mount on Out of Control after he recovers.
Sorry to hear about Garrett's breakdown, get well soon lil guy
Ugh this is a very long uneven post op therapy denpedning upon which of the Essex Lopresti scale it involves. .http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9781770x
I just hope he heals well and he gets better.
Go Go is getting back on track in So Cal- look out.

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