Jockey Robert Webb, 59, suffered a compound fracture of his proper leg in an incident on the beginning gate previous to the sixth race Saturday on the Humboldt County Honest.
Webb was aboard Madame Causeway, who flipped whereas behind the beginning gate and landed on the veteran jockey. He was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Eureka, and as of Sunday was awaiting surgical procedure to restore his injured leg.
Webb’s harm was a part of a series response of occasions the place 4 horses acted up both within the beginning gate or behind it and needed to be scratched on the recommendation of the observe veterinarian on order of the stewards. In addition to Madame Causeway, Kimberly’s Satan, A Lotta Nerve and Abbey Oops had been additionally scratched slicing a seven-horse area down to 3 runners.
Every little thing began when Kimberly’s Satan turned very fractious and flipped after being loaded within the gate. Quickly afterward, A Lotta Nerve additionally turned very antsy and flipped, hitting the bottom necessitating her scratch. Abbey Oops was behind the gate and fell calling for her scratch. All three horses had been ordered out of the sixth race on the recommendation of the observe vet by order of the stewards.
Following these incidents, Madame Causeway was behind the gate and about to be loaded when she additionally flipped and landed on Webb.
In the meantime, one fan collected $20,476.58 with the lone good Decide-Six ticket final week. The astute handicapper had the one profitable quantity mixture of 4-6-6-1-4-2.