Jockey Adam Beschizza Injured in Spill at Keeneland

12-29-2018 Midnight Fantasy, with Adam Beschizza aboard, wins the 52nd running of the Louisiana Futurity – Filly Division at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans. Hodges Photography / Amanda Hodges Weir — Photo Courtesy of the Fair Grounds

From the Keeneland Media Team:

Statement from Keeneland Medical Director Dr. Barry Schumer on jockey Adam Beschizza, who was hurt following the fatal injury to Triggerman in today’s fifth race:

 “Adam Beschizza suffered an injury to his left clavicle. He was stable upon discharge from Keeneland’s First Aid station and transported to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington for further evaluation.”

 

The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

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