Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Gulfstream: Zayas Out Three Months with Broken Leg

Gulfstream Park reported on Tuesday that jockey Edgard Zayas probably will be out for three months as a result of a broken leg he suffered in a spill during Sunday's firth race.

Zayas likely will spend several more days in Aventura Hospital, where on Monday he underwent surgery to repair a broken femur in his right leg.

“It looks like he’ll be out for three months,” said Zayas's friend and valet Nelson Figueroa.

Sunday's fifth race was a $16,000 claimer at 7 1/2 furlongs on turf, for 3-year-olds and up and with twelve entries.

Zayas was riding Kitten Killer, a 33-1 shot.

Kitten Killer was in tenth place on the backstretch when he stumbled and fell, tossing Zayas.

Kitten KIller suffered a shoulder injury and was later euthanized.

No other horses or jockeys were involved in the spil
Zayas, a 25-year-old native of Puerto Rico, has ridden fifteen winners at the Gulfstream Park 2018-2019 championship meet that opened on Dec. 1.

He led jockeys in wins at the 2018 Gulfstream Park West meet, that was run at Calder in October and November.

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