Horseracing

Rosario will not ride Orb in Travers

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP)

Top jockey Joel Rosario will be out about six weeks with a fractured bone in his left foot sustained in a spill at Saratoga, and Jose Lezcano will take his place aboard Kentucky Derby winner Orb in the Travers Stakes.

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Rosario was examined by Dr. Rick Alfred on Saturday morning, and it was determined the rider "fractured a bone in his left foot," said agent Ron Anderson. The nation's leading jockey was fitted with a cast before he left Alfred's office in Albany.

Rosario was hurt in Friday's seventh race. He was aboard last-place finisher Casual Elegance. The horse then unseated Rosario and the jockey lay on the turf for several minutes before standing up and limping to a golf cart.

Orb's trainer Shug McGaughey chose Lezcano to replace Rosario for the Travers to be run later Saturday.

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