Jockey Valenzuela off mounts after injury
Jockey Patrick Valenzuela took off his mounts at Hollywood Park
on Saturday after being hurt when his horse unseated him a night
His agent, Tom Knust, says Valenzuela is 80 percent likely to
return to riding on Sunday, when he has three mounts.
Valenzuela was aboard Sunburn in Friday night’s fourth race, but
she stumbled badly shortly after the start and unseated him. He was
taken to a nearby hospital after complaining of hip, leg and left
shoulder pain, but X-rays were negative and he was later
Valenzuela, who was set to ride in four races Saturday, has 21
wins at the spring-summer meet. Last Saturday, he earned his first
Grade 1 stakes victory at the track in seven years.