AR-News: Jockey thrown from horse
Peg Leg Bates
joe.miele at verizon.net
Sun Aug 17 19:31:46 EDT 2003
Aug 17, 4:28 PM (ET)
By The Associated Press
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) - Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, who has a starring role in the movie "Seabiscuit," remained hospitalized Sunday, a day after he was thrown to the turf and nearly trampled.
A hospital spokesman said Sunday that Stevens, whose left shoulder was stepped on, was in fair condition.
Stevens fell off Storming Home a few strides past the finish line in Saturday's race. After he remained motionless for five minutes, Stevens sat up and moved his legs before he was carried off the track on a stretcher and taken to the hospital.
Storming Home finished a half-length ahead of Sulamani and was initially declared the winner of the race. But the horse was disqualified because it had bolted far to the outside just before the wire and veered into the path of Sulamani and two others.
In "Seabiscuit," Stevens portrays jockey great George Woolf.
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