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

earlier.

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

released.

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.

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