Two jockeys sent to hospital after spill at Indiana Grand

Two jockeys sent to hospital after spill at Indiana Grand
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Three jockeys -- Agustin Gomez, Albin Jimenez and Joe Ramos -- were involved in a racing incident just after the start of the fourth race at Indiana Grand on Wednesday.

As a result, Jimenez and Gomez were each transported to IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with non-life-threatening injuries for further evaluation. Ramos walked back to the jockey’s quarters after inspection by on-track medical personnel.

Lichita, ridden by Gomez, fell after clipping heels along the inside rail, unseating Gomez. The incident caused a chain reaction with Ramos being unseated from Five Pics Please and Jimenez being unseated aboard Prettyhappy. Both Five Pics Please and Prettyhappy galloped out. Lichita walked onto the horse transport and was taken to the receiving barn for further care and inspection by track veterinarians.

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission Board of Stewards will continue to review the incident.

Live racing continues at the Shelbyville, Ind., track through Wednesday, Nov. 18, on a Monday-through-Thursday schedule. First post is 2:20 p.m.

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