Jockeys C. H. Marquez Jr. and
Channing Hill will miss time in the saddle due to injuries they suffered during
the running of the third race on Monday at Monmouth Park.
Marquez, fourth in the
Monmouth Park standings, broke his collarbone when unseated from his mount Break
the Glass. Hill, who was behind Break
the Glass, was also unseated.
“I have to go back on the 21st
(September) to make sure everything is on the right track,” Marquez said while
visiting the racetrack on Friday morning.
“Racing’s a tough game. You just have
to roll with the punches.”
A 43-year-old native of San
Juan, Puerto Rico, Marquez has booted home 39 winners this meet.
“He found out this morning he
does not need surgery, which is really good news,” said Danny Nied, agent for
Channing Hill. “He has a cast on it now
and it’s just a healing process from here.
He’ll miss about four to six weeks.”
Hill, an Eclipse Award winning
24-year-old from Grand Island, Neb., is 10th in the jockey colony
with 18 winners.
Monmouth Park’s 2011 racing
season runs through Sunday, Nov. 6.