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Hopefully he'll be okay after that spill at Aqueduct.
Aqueduct | Posted 1/23/2010, 6:31 pm
Migliore suffers concussion in spill
By David Grening
OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Jockey Richard Migliore suffered a mild concussion as a result of a spill he was in during the running of the first race Saturday at Aqueduct.
Migliore, who took off his remaining four mounts on Saturday's card - including sixth race winner Four Star General - will have to take off the three horses he was scheduled to ride on Sunday's card at Aqueduct. Migliore, who was released from North Shore University Hospital late Saturday afternoon, said he will visit a neurologist on Wednesday in hopes of getting clearance to ride by next weekend. Following Sunday's card, Aqueduct is dark until Friday.
Migliore was aboard Honest Wildcat, who was in contention while three wide at the eighth pole when that horse suddenly broke down, hurling Migliore hard to the ground. Honest Wildcat did a somersault and was later euthanized having suffered two fractured sesamoids in his right foreleg.
Migliore, who was removed from the track on a stretcher, was conscious but was complaining of blurred vision. He was transported to North Shore where X-rays on his shoulder and neck were negative.
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more_ ... ce24s.html
The Day at the Races
BY Jerry Bossert
DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER
Sunday, January 24th 2010, 4:00 AM
Cruel and brutal are words often used by less enlightened people when describing horse racing. It's a tough sport, but it is also one of the most compassionate.
Jockey Richard Migliore showed it Saturday after being involved in a frightening spill during the first race.
The soon-to-be 46-year-old got to his hands and knees and crawled over to comfort his fallen mount, Honest Wildcat, who suffered a fracture to his right front leg.
Petting the fallen animal's neck in his dirt-covered silks, Migliore stayed with the horse until the EMS staff arrived, placing the jockey on a stretcher and taking him to North Shore University Hospital.
Honest Wildcat was taken off the track on the equine ambulance with a splint placed on his injured limb, but sadly was put down.
The jockey complained of head pain and blurred vision. Initial X-rays came back negative but he was diagnosed with a concussion, although he was released from the hospital.
We're sure he'll make it back. No one is tougher than "The Mig," who was almost killed in a spill at Belmont in 1988 and has suffered many other broken bones along the way.
But besides being tough, Migliore showed he's one of the kindest people, too.
"And Afleet Alex just ran right by Giacomo like he was standing still!"
Tom Durkin, 2005 Belmont Stakes
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