Pedroza Injured In Fair Grounds Starting Gate Incident – Horse Racing News


Marcelino Pedroza Jr.

Jockey Marcelino Pedroza Jr. suffered a leg injury Thursday during a starting gate mishap at Fair Grounds and will be taking off the heal, BloodHorse reports.

Pedroza sustained a broken fibula (the outer and usually smaller of the two bones between the knee and the ankle) in the incident prior to day’s the sixth race, resulting in the scratch of his mount, Free Love, and another entrant, Ain’t Broke.

Pedroza currently ranks eighth among Fair Grounds riders at the current meet, with 13 wins through Thursday.

Overall, Pedroza has 1,404 wins from 10,077 mounts that have amassed purses earnings of $38,397,095.

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