Krone Injured Again as Horse Breaks Down
Jockey Julie Krone, who returned to racing only last week after surgery to repair an ankle shattered in a spill, will have to undergo surgery again after her horse broke down during a race Friday.
Krone, winner of the 1993 Belmont Stakes and Gulfstream Park’s leading jockey at the time of the accident, was taken to Memorial Hospital in Hollywood, where she was in fair condition.
Her injuries were described by her agent, Larry Cooper, as a possible hairline fracture of the left wrist, a possible broken finger on her left hand and a bruised right hand.
“I’m OK, but I just can’t hold the phone,” Krone said from the emergency room.
She will have surgery today and is expected to be sidelined at least four weeks.
Krone’s mount, Saratoga Source, was destroyed while still on the track.
Krone, the only woman jockey to win a Triple Crown race, severely fractured her right ankle in a three-horse spill at Saratoga on Aug. 30, 1993. She resumed riding last May but was sidelined again in the fall when she required further surgery.