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Krigger Taken to Hospital After Spill

Jockey Kevin Krigger, who was unseated when his mount, Ricsprentiousgal, clipped heels during the stretch run of Santa Anita’s fifth race on Friday, was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena for examination.

Krigger, 30, clipped the heels of original winner Indecise, who was ridden by Garrett Gomez, inside the eighth pole in the one-mile race on turf.  None of the horses involved appeared to be seriously injured and Gomez was subsequently disqualified to last by the stewards for interference.

A native of St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Krigger had three wins on Thursday at Santa Anita and is currently tied for eighth in the jockey standings with seven wins overall.

He has received a good deal of national attention of late, as he is the regular rider of leading Kentucky Derby hopeful Goldencents, who was a winner of the Grade III Sham Stakes on Jan. 5.

 

 

 

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Agent Tom Knust reports that jockey Kevin Krigger is “100 percent” after a riding mishap last Friday. He rode Avare in Monday’s Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park and is named on 4-1 chance Deception Free for Peter Eurton in today’s eighth race. “He was very, very lucky,” Knust said. “He had a mild concussion and doctors said to take a couple days off and he’d be fine, and that’s what he did.”
Agent Tom Knust reported Kevin Krigger in good shape Saturday morning after the St. Croix native was involved in a fifth-race spill Friday. Coincidentally, Krigger had no scheduled mounts today and the one horse he was named to ride Sunday, So Elite in the sixth race, was scratched. Krigger will be at Oaklawn Park Monday to ride Eddie Logan Stakes winner Avare for Doug O’Neill in the Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds.
It was a awful looking accident I was worried all night about him. Thank god he's ok, this kid is a hard riding jock.
It now appears that Kevin Krigger has gone home from hospital. Great news. Hope Ramon Dominguez's condition continues to improve.
Sorry. People don't respect jockeys enough. They are on top of a 1200 pound animal going 35 MPH, often a mile or more in a complete squat. They risk their life every time they climb on the back of a horse. I hope Kevin and Ramon will both be OK.
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My prayers are with both Kevin (Krigger) and Ramon (Dominguez) after their mishaps yesterday. May God be watching after them.

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