Apprentice Keiber Coa Fractures Hand
August 05, 2012 07:09am
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Apprentice rider Keiber Coa suffered a fractured bone in his left hand after being unseated in the sixth race on Saturday, according to his agent, Cory Moran.


Coa, 19, the son of retired jockey Eibar Coa, fell to the Saratoga inner turf course when his mount, Riverdance Rock, unexpectedly veered sharply outside at the top of the stretch.


He was transported to Saratoga Hospital, where the fracture was diagnosed and placed in a cast for five to six weeks. Moran indicated that Coa will visit an orthopedist in New Jersey on Monday.


Coa has 13 victories in his young career, which commenced in late 2011 at Gulfstream Park. His first win came at Santa Anita Park on March 10. Saturday’s sixth race was the first time Coa had ridden at Saratoga.


Riverdance Rock, a 3-year-old gelding trained by Timothy Hills, was uninjured in the incident.


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I had a win bet on the five and I was looking good at the turn, but that was a bizarre move by the horse to jerk hard to the right on the turf. Jockey did a face plant, Im sorry to hear he broke his hand.

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