2009 Arlington Matron (G3)

5/23/2009, Arlington Park
Post Time:
5:16 PM CT
1 1/8 m (Synthetic)
3+ F

What the Nation is saying about the 2009 Arlington Matron (G3)...

Natalie Douglas, the wife of jockey Rene Douglas, emphasized Thursday that it is "too early to tell" whether her husband suffered permanent paralysis in the wake of his horrific spill in last Saturday's Arlington Matron H. (G3). Speaking in a telephone interview on HRTV, she noted that the doctors h...Read More
Severely injured jockey Rene Douglas continues to make steady progress after undergoing seven-hour back and neck surgery following a one-horse spill Saturday at Arlington Park, but a long-term prognosis for Douglas's recovery still is murky.Doreen Razo, wife of jockey Eddie Razo and close friends wi...Read More
Jamie Theriot has appealed the 30-day suspension levied on him by the Illinois Racing Board for his involvement in the May 23 racing accident that caused severe injury to Rene Douglas, Theriot’s agent, Fred Aime, said May 27.Theriot, in a statement released May 27, said: “This was a very difficult d...Read More
Jockey Rene Douglas, injured badly in a spill Saturday at Arlington Park, underwent what was termed successful surgery to repair back and neck injuries early Sunday morning at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. But Douglas remained paralyzed in the lower part of his legs, the long-term reper...Read More
Jockey Jamie Theriot, whose mount caused the accident that has left fellow rider Rene Douglas under intensive care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital with paralysis in his legs and other serious injuries, has been suspended for 30 days, stewards at Arlington Park announced Monday.Douglas was thrown h...Read More
I’m sure Rene Douglas has been in all of our thoughts a lot since Saturday. He certainly has been in mine. I went seeking memories and I decided to put some down for anyone else that might be wanting that connection right now.Read More
Jockey Rene Douglas came out of a seven-hour surgery at Northwestern Hospital on May 24 without feeling in his lower extremities, and doctors there said the 42-year-old rider may not walk again, agent Dennis Cooper reported on May 24.“They said he might not walk again, it didn’t look like,” Cooper s...Read More
Jockey Rene Douglas was listed as conscious and alert at Northwest Community Hospital on the evening of May 23, after being thrown from his mount in the Arlington Matron Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington Park. Doctors were still working to determine the extent of the injuries sustained by Douglas, who...Read More