Eight wins shy of the 2,000-win milestone, jockey Cindy Murphy was severely injured in an incident at the starting gates at Prairie Meadows on Sunday.
The 2-year-old filly Crypto Mo, trained by her husband Travis Murphy, acted up in the gates and was scratched from the evening’s sixth race. Murphy reports that the filly was uninjured.
Murphy was transported to the hospital and diagnosed with eight broken ribs, four pelvic fractures, and a tear in her abdominal wall. Murphy told the Paulick Report that since none of the fractures are displaced she will not require surgery.
Doctors do expect Murphy will be non-weightbearing for at least a month, and the rehabilitation process is expected to take several additional months.
“It’s gonna be a long haul,” Murphy said.
The 60-year-old Murphy has been a jockey since 1987, according to Equibase.
She has ridden 18,087 Thoroughbred starters, and is credited with winning the first-ever race held at Prairie Meadows in 1989.
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