Jockey Bocachica Released from Hospital

Jockey Bocachica Released from Hospital
Photo: Liz Lamont/Eclipse Sportswire

Jockey Orlando Bocachica was released from the hospital Wednesday evening. a week after breaking his arm and jaw when his mount in the second race Jan. 14, Centella, ducked into the gap after the start of the race, unseating the veteran rider.

"He was released (Wednesday evening) and he's feeling much better," said Bocachica's agent, Jay Rushing. "Now it's just a matter of the healing process taking over. I imagine he will be out a couple months."

At the time of his injury, Bocachica was tied for ninth in wins at Gulfstream's Championship Meet. He finished the Gulfstream Park West meet third in wins and money won. Last February, Bocachica won his first Grade I victory when guiding Lochte to victory in the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.   

Source: Gulfstream Park   

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