Horseracing

Jockey Garrett Gomez recovering after spill

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP)

Jockey Garrett Gomez has taken off his scheduled mounts at Hollywood Park after escaping serious injury in a spill.

Gomez was resting Sunday, a day after being released from a hospital. His agent Ron Anderson says X-rays on Gomez's shoulder and elbow were negative.

He says Gomez will return to riding later this week. Gomez is second among the nation's jockeys in earnings with more than $17 million in purses.

Gomez's horse in Saturday's ninth race at Hollywood Park broke down in the stretch, sending him to the ground. His mount, a 2-year-old filly named Bonnie Brown Eyes, was seriously injured and died.

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