Hawthorne Racecourse (11/16/12)
Contact: Ron Uchman
Rider Constantino Roman Taken to Loyola Medical Center
Jockey Constantino Roman was taken to Loyola Medical Center following an incident in Friday’s fifth race at Hawthorne. Vol Du Vent, who had raced only Sunday and had finished far back, broke down soon after the start in the one-mile turf event.
Roman never lost consciousness but was complaining of lower back pain after hitting the rail.
Vol Du Vent was humanely euthanized.
Updates will follow.
Live racing returns to Hawthorne on Friday, October 5 and concludes Sunday, December 30. Live racing will be conducted every Wednesday-Sunday. First post daily is 2:10 pm. Hawthorne Race Course is located in Stickney IL at 3501 S. Laramie Ave. For information on live racing or groups at Hawthorne Race Course, contact Hawthorne at 708-780-3700 or visit Hawthorne online at www.Hawthorneracecourse.com.