03/11/2011 7:43PM

Oaklawn: Ben Ewing injured in gate

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Ben Ewing, an assistant starter at Oaklawn Park, sustained a head injury prior to the start of the eighth race Friday. He was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs, Ark., according to Oaklawn spokesperson Rolly Hoyt.

Ewing was momentarily unconscious after being injured while trying to load the No. 2 horse, Mysterious Chimes, but regained consciousness before being transported, said Hoyt. Ewing, 55, is the father of Oaklawn outrider Chisum Ewing.