Saturday, March 18, 2017

Jockey Lebron Hospitalized After Spill at Tampa

Tether to Reality hit the portable rail in deep stretch and tossed his jockey Victor Lebron in Saturday’s sixth race at Tampa Bay Downs.

Tether to Reality stayed on his feet. He was later caught by outriders.

Lebron walked off the track without assistance.  But he later was transported to Mease Countryside Hospital after complaining of pain in his lower back and of dizziness.

The Tampa Bay Downs  media office reported that trainer Joan Scott said Tether to Reality suffered  a few scratches but was fine.  

The race was 1 1/16 miles on the turf course listed  as firm.  It was a $22,500 allowance for 4-year-olds and up that had never won a race other than maiden, claimer or had not won two races.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
It was the second career start  for Tether to Reality, a 5-year-old gelded son    of Harlan's Holiday.
 of Harlan’s Holiday.
He won his debut on Jan. 6  at Tampa Bay, at six furlongs on dirt and with Lebron as rider.
Vakeesh won the Saturday race by a neck over Celebrity Warrior, in 1:42.60.
Gary Wales rode Vakeesh for trainer Arturo Rodriguez.  Ronnie Allen Jr. rode Celebrity Warrior for trainer Derek Ryan.


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