Jockey Carlos Montalvo has been released from North Shore
Hospital after suffering
a left collarbone injury in yesterday’s 11th race at Aqueduct.
“I feel very good,” said Montalvo this morning by
telephone. “I’m going to meet with a specialist tomorrow afternoon
to determine the severity of the injury.”
The incident occurred when Bacchi (#12), Montalvo’s
mount, appeared to clip heels with Sumfun (#9). Bacchi fell on
the backstretch, unseating Montalvo. Rotten to the Core (#7), ridden by Ryan
Curatolo, then fell over Bacchi and suffered a fatal injury in the collision.
Curatolo was unseated in the incident, but uninjured. Bacchi also was not
reported to have sustained any serious injuries.
Montalvo has registered 880 victories since beginning his riding career
in 1999, with eight wins this year from 98 starts.