Jockey Angel Serpa, who was
sent to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, N.J., after being
unseated by his mount Kisses Required during the running of Friday’s fifth race,
will remain in the hospital overnight for continued observation.
“There’s no intracranial
bleed,” said Dr. Angelo Chinnici, after conferring with doctors at Jersey Shore. “He does have a severe concussion, so they’ll
likely keep him there for another 24 hours just for observation.”
Kisses Required, a 3-year-old
filly by Pavarotti, led through most of the mile and a sixteenth turf race for
maiden claimers. Nearing the 1/16th
pole, Kisses Required attempted to jump the portable rail, unseating
Serpa. The Jane Cibelli-trained Kisses
Required was vanned off the track for further veterinary evaluation.
A 24-year-old native of
Puerto Rico, Serpa was fifth in the Monmouth Park standings going into Friday’s
card. From 159 mounts, he has piloted 17