Cedillo Recovered, Returning to Racing Sept. 4

Mauro Cedillo, the apprentice jockey who recovered from a terrifying fall Might 1 at Thistledown, will return to using Sept. 4 on the Cleveland racetrack.

The 25-year-old native of Guatemala could have 4 mounts at Thistledown, the place he has been galloping and exercising horses for the previous two months.

“I am feeling good. I am prepared; I am excited,” Cedillo advised BloodHorse Aug. 28.

Miraculously a hairline fracture in his shoulder was the one damage Cedillo suffered after his mount Spectacular Highway  stumbled and dashed the rider to the bottom. The impression of his fall triggered a cardiac arrest occasion however resulted in no everlasting harm.

Cedillo stated he recovered on the dwelling of his uncle and coach Jacinto Lopez and went to bodily remedy to construct again the energy in his shoulder. When he acquired the prospect to return to galloping and dealing horses within the morning, he used that point to get his stability again.


“I am higher and I am stronger,” he stated. “God has given me one other alternative, and there are such a lot of individuals to thank who helped me.”

Luis Quinones, Cedillo’s agent, stated he thought it was a miracle the younger rider recovered so nicely. After the accident, he was taken to Cleveland’s Metro Well being Medical Heart the place he was placed on a ventilator and monitored for a number of days.

“He hit the bottom so onerous and but the medical doctors all they discovered in the end was the hairline fracture in his shoulder,” Quinones stated. “Now he is wholesome and doing nice.”

Cedillo returns to competitors in race 1 on Nebulosa , race 2 with Present Sliding Dwelling , and race 7 on Surrounder , all for coach Gary Johnson. He additionally will likely be using Angie’s Expensive One, who will likely be making her racing debut in race 4 for Cedillo’s uncle.

Cedillo started using in the USA on the finish of 2021. Final 12 months, he received 70 races from 509 mounts and banked $1,349,329. Cedillo is a cousin of Santa Anita Park jockey Abel Cedillo, who fractured a bone in his neck July 23 after being thrown throughout the fourth race at Del Mar. Abel Cedillo will reportedly not want surgical procedure and would require 4 to 6 weeks of bodily remedy to get well.

Quinones has been Cedillo’s agent because the fall meet at Mahoning Valley Racecourse the place the younger rider captured the main jockey title with 33 wins.

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