Apprentice jockey Ryan Curatolo fractured his clavicle
when he fell from his mount, Vision of Jewels, in Friday's fourth race at
Belmont Park, according to the NYRA jockey advocate. The expected recovery
period for this type of injury is approximately six weeks.
Curatolo was unseated when Vision of Jewels stumbled and fell
during the stretch run of the fourth race, a 5 ½-furlong maiden event for
2-year-old fillies. The jockey was taken by ambulance to North Shore University Hospital, where X-rays revealed the
fracture. Vision of Jewels was treated for several abrasions suffered in the
fall, but otherwise appeared uninjured, said her trainer, Seth Benzel.
native of France, the
19-year-old Curatolo picked up the first stakes win of his career on Saturday
afternoon at Belmont when he piloted Street Game to victory
in the Grade 3 Hill Prince. Curatolo has 28 winners from 189 mounts since the
spring/summer meet opened on April 29, good for fifth place in the NYRA jockey
standings through the conclusion of racing Friday.