ARLINGTON NOTES

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GUIDRY RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL; EXPECTED BACK IN SADDLE SOON

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. --- Mark Guidry, leading jockey at Arlington International Racecourse with 119 victories, was treated at and released from Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights following an incident in the seventh race Saturday.

Guidry was thrown from his mount, Lex a Million, at the half-mile pole of the six-furlong race. According to Dennis Copper, Guidry's longtime agent, all tests came back negative.

"He's still pretty sore," Cooper said Sunday afternoon. "He's off all his mounts today and I didn't put him on anything Wednesday. As far as Thursday goes, we'll play it by ear. I'll talk to Mark tomorrow morning and see how he feels."

Ironically, Guidry was not scheduled to ride Saturday at Arlington. The 41-year-old native of Lafayette, La. was slated to guide Bella Chiarra in the Gardenia Stakes at Ellis Park in Kentucky. When that horse was scratched, Guidry scrapped the Kentucky trip and picked up several mounts on the Arlington program.

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