Jockey Julie Krone underwent surgery Monday for a broken right ankle after a spill on the final day of racing this season at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
She was in “stable, fair condition” at Saratoga Hospital. Krone, 30, is the second leading rider at Saratoga. It was not clear when she would ride again.
In the third race, Krone was riding the filly Seattle Way around the turn into the stretch when they were bumped by another horse. Seattle Way clipped her heels, buckled and tossed Krone. The horse then collided with Holly North, sending jockey Jean-Luc Samyn to the ground. Samyn walked away unharmed.
Strategic Maneuver remained undefeated in three career starts and scored her second straight stakes victory at Saratoga when she won the 102nd running of the $200,000 Spinaway Stakes. Jose Santos rode to the 1 1/2-length victory in the closing-day feature for 2-year-old fillies. Strategic Maneuver also took the Schuylerville Stakes on opening day. Astas Foxy Lady was second in the nine-horse field and Delta Lady finished third. Strategic Maneuver, a daughter of Cryptoclearance-Prayer Wheel, earned $120,000 and returned $14.00, $5.60 and $4.00.
Likely Target, ridden by Juvenal Diaz, pulled away in the stretch to win the $19,000 Ladysman Purse by three lengths at Arlington International Racecourse in Chicago.