The jockeys at Thistledown Racetrack voted to cancel the remainder of the racing card on Monday after jockey Mauro Cedillo was involved in an accident in the first race, according to a member of the Thistledown racing office.
Cedillo was aboard Spectacular Road, the 2-1 second choice and was on the lead a quarter-mile into the race when his horse took a bad step and unseated him at the three-eighths pole. The track condition was listed as muddy.
Cedillo was taken to a local hospital, and there is currently no update on his condition, according to the racing official.
“It was the jockeys’ decision to cancel racing,” said the official. “We have no update on the jockey right now. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance.”
The Equibase chart of the race reads, “Spectacular Road made the lead soon after the start, set the pace in the two path, stumbled entering the turn and unseated his rider.”
A spokesperson at the Cleveland Clinic-South Pointe Hospital said Cedillo was initially brought in, but was sent on to the Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland, where he is currently being treated in the emergency room.
This story will be updated.
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