Jockey Angel Serpa was sent to Jersey
in Neptune, N.J.
after being unseated by his mount Kisses
Required during the running of Monmouth
Park’s fifth race on
further evaluation for a head injury,” said Dr. Angelo Chinnici. “I
should have more information after the head trauma doctors at Jersey
Shore perform an MRI and
have an opportunity to perform more tests.”
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 winners.