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Michael Straight

“Michael Straight Get Well Card” page on Facebook

Jockey Mike Straight before the accident 2008, Part 1
Jockey Mike Straight, Part 2. Continues life after a horrible accident
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Former rider Straight to model bionic exoskeleton at Gulfstream (12/29/2015)
A conversation with Michael Straight (7/13/2014)
Michael Straight walking again thanks to ‘exoskeleton’ device (7/3/2014)
Injured jockey sues Arlington Park over Polytrack (8/27)
A trip back home to remember (8/19)
Back in the saddle (5/30)
Ready for the next step (5/6)
Injured jockey is working to make miracles happen (4/26)
Jockeys take the stage to support injured riders (4/17)
It's injured jockey's first visit since fall (3/27)
From his toes, a message of hope (1/7)
Tiny movement a huge achievement (1/6)
Jockey with spinal injury moves toes (1/6)
Newsmakers of the Year No. 10: Jockey tragedies (12/6)
Jockey's family upended by fall (11/3)
Benefit dinner set for injured Straight (10/21)
Benefit scheduled for injured jockey Michael Straight (10/21)
Benefit planned For Straight (10/21)
Fundraising party set to assist injured jockey Straight (10/19)
Benefit for injured jockey Michael Straight Oct. 25 (10/7)
Two jockeys paralyzed on Arlington track (9/16)
Racing with danger (9/16)
Greeley’s Angel’s owners contribute to Michael Straight (9/10)
Straight 3rd at Arlington (9/6)
Jockeys sign memorabilia to benefit injured riders (9/6)
Jockeys sign for one of their own (9/6)
Jockey Straight's ride isn't just for show (9/6)
Emotional ride for Matthew Straight (9/5)
Straight off sedatives, ventilator to be removed (9/5)
More Than Able’s third-place finish a ‘win’ for Straight (9/5)
Jockey subs for injured brother (9/5)
Riding for Michael Straight (9/4)
Autograph session in Saratoga to benefit injured riders (9/4)
Saturday, Sept. 5 update from Matthew Straight on the condition of his brother Michael Straight (9/5)
Catalanos, SMILE on behalf of injured jockeys Straight and Douglas (9/4)
Matthew Straight to ride for injured brother on Saturday (9/3)
Jockeys step up to assist with rider's medical costs (9/3)
Thursday statement from Matthew Straight in regard to Jockeys’ Guild upcoming fundraising effort for Michael (9/3)
Injured jockey Michael Straight to be honored Saturday (9/3)
Injured jockey remains on ventilator (9/3)
Jockey Straight has head, spinal trauma (9/2)
Straight spinal injury confirmed (9/2)
Wednesday, Sept. 2 update from Matthew Straight on the condition of his brother Michael Straight (9/2)
The Fallen (8/31)
Jockeys open 'purse' for injured colleague (8/30)
Injured jockey responsive, will receive money from Travers jockeys (8/29)
Shadwell Travers jockeys will donate percentage of purse earnings to help injured rider Michael Straight (8/29)
Saturday morning statement from Matthew Straight (8/29)
Straight surgery successful (8/28)
Straight family optimistic after surgery (8/28)
Straight’s surgery a success according to twin (8/28)
Friday morning statement from Matthew Straight (8/28)
Jockey from East Greenbush critically injured (8/28)
East Greenbush jockey seriously injured in fall (8/28)
Apprentice Michael Straight seriously injured at Arlington Park (8/27)
Racing Academy grad seriously hurt in fall (8/27)
Concerned with safety, jockeys delay racing at Arlington (8/27)
Local jockey badly hurt at Arlington Park (8/27)
Jockey to have surgery, paralysis feared (8/27)
Statement from Matthew Straight (8/27)
Apprentice Michael Straight may be paralyzed (8/27)
Arlington jockey Straight hurt in fall (8/27)
Apprentice jockey Michael Straight taken to hospital following eighth race spill at Arlington Park (8/26)
Two straight longshot winners Sunday for jockey Straight (6/10)
Straight shooting ‘bug’ rider joins Arlington colony (4/26)





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