Jockeys McCauley, Colson Both in Stable Condition

From Associated Press

Jockey Herb McCauley was reported in stable condition Saturday with a partially collapsed lung and five fractured ribs sustained in a spill Friday at Aqueduct.

McCauley was thrown Friday in the third race when his mount, War Music, stumbled as he tried to get through on the rail. The horse then kicked McCauley while he lay on the ground.

Glenn Mathes, a spokesman for the New York Racing Authority, said McCauley remained in intensive care but was in good spirits and eager to get back to racing.

Jockey Jeff Colson, thrown from a horse that broke down in a schooling race at the Fair Grounds, was in serious but stable condition Saturday at Mercy Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.


Colson suffered spinal injuries when he was thrown over the head of Todd’s Relish on Friday, landing on his head. His condition had been listed as critical but was upgraded on Saturday.

The horse broke a leg in the accident and was destroyed.

Schooling races are unofficial races to provide horses with experience in competition.