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JOCKEY MOJICA TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOLLOWING 7TH RACE SPILL
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (June 11, 2006) -- Jockey Rafael Mojica Jr. was taken to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill. following an incident in Sunday’s seventh race at Arlington Park when his mount, Casting Spells, fell at the top of the stretch and threw the rider to the track.
Mojica, who was conscious and alert, was taken directly to the hospital for further examination.
Jockey James Graham, who fell from his mount My Girl Erin when that horse fell over her fallen rival, was unhurt and walked back to the jockeys’ quarters under his own power. He returned to win the eighth race aboard Ladyburn.
Further information on Mojica will be released when it becomes available.
Arlington Park -- the Chicago area's premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. -- will run a 95-day meet in 2006 from Friday, May 5 through Tuesday, Sept. 12. Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates eight off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities: Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Chicago, Trackside McHenry, Trackside Rockford, Trackside South Beloit, Trackside Waukegan and Lucky's featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at www.arlingtonpark.com.
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