Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux will be on the sidelines after suffering what he called “a couple lil bone cracks in my back” as a result of a spill in Saturday’s fifth race at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.
Desormeaux, who turns 51 on Feb. 27, was aboard Scat’s Choice for trainer Vann Belvoir in the $25,000 claiming race going six furlongs on the main track when the horse suffered a catastrophic injury approaching the far turn while just behind the early leader. Desormeaux was thrown to the ground but did not appear to be struck by any trailing horses.
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