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Jockey Jeff Burningham healthy again

If anybody is due some racing luck these days, it is jockey Jeff Burningham.


A string of serious injuries – two broken pelvises and a broken back since 2007 – have kept Burningham, 38, out of the saddle frequently the last couple of seasons. With a clean bill of health and the right outcome of a few photo finishes this season, however, Burningham is back firmly in the top five of the Louisiana Downs rider standings.


“I feel great,” Burningham said earlier this week. “We are off to an outstanding start, getting on the right horses and winning some races. Let’s just hope we can keep it going.”

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