Jockey Jackie Davis was
released from North Shore
University Hospital early Monday morning after X-rays
and scans came back negative following a spill Sunday after the conclusion of
the ninth race at Aqueduct Racetrack. Ryan Curatolo, also involved in the
incident, walked off the track and appeared uninjured.
“Her initial X-rays were
negative, but she told the doctors she was still in pain, so they did a CT scan,
and that was also negative,” said Davis'
agent Roger Sutton. “She was hurting, but she’s
Sutton added that Davis, who is
off her Monday mounts at Aqueduct, could ride again Thursday.
In Sunday’s race, a six-furlong
maiden race for 3-year-old New York-bred fillies, Curatolo’s mount, Raw Moon,
collapsed after finishing fifth, apparently having suffered a fatal
cardiovascular collapse. The 19-year-old rider was unseated, but exited the
track under his own power. Curatolo – one of three finalists for the Eclipse
Award as the nation’s top apprentice, an award which will be presented at a
ceremony Monday evening in California – has no scheduled mounts at
Davis’ mount, Fundsalo Jones, was unable to avoid the
fallen horse and also fell, unseating her rider, who was taken by ambulance to
Shore complaining of back
and shoulder pain. Fundsalo Jones, the
seventh-place finisher, got up on her own accord and was walked back
to the barn.
Curatolo, a native of Marseilles, France, currently is fifth in the
jockey standings for the Big A’s inner-track meet with 28 winners. Davis,
23, a Saratoga Springs native and the
daughter of retired jockey Robbie Davis, is tied for ninth with eight winners.