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Leading Rider McCarthy Breaks Wrist After Today’s Second Race
LAUREL, MD. 12-20-14---Leading rider Trevor McCarthy was unseated when his mount swerved to miss a fallen horse as both were galloping out after the second race.
His agent Scott Silver, who was transporting McCarthy to the hospital, said his rider had suffered a broken right wrist.
Hugger of Trees was able to get to his feet, walk onto a van and leave the racetrack. Vente Latte was caught and returned to the paddock.
Christian Santiago Reyes, the rider of the fallen horse, was not injured.
McCarthy has already wrapped upall three leading rider titles in Maryland this year(Laurel Winter, Pimlico Spring and Laurel Fall) with only three days left on the 2014 racing calendar.
His 263 winners make him the 6th leading rider in North America and he is in the top twenty in earnings with $8.1 million.
About Laurel Park
Laurel Park is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horse racing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horse racing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.