03/11/2011 8:27PM

Oaklawn: Ben Ewing stable

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Assistant starter Ben Ewing, who sustained a head injury prior to the start of the eighth race Friday at Oaklawn, was listed in stable condition later in the evening at St. Joseph Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs, Ark.

Ewing was injured while attempting to load the No. 2 horse, Mysterious Chimes, into the gate for the first-level allowance sprint for fillies and mares. Ewing was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph's. He is 55, and the father of Oaklawn outrider Chisum Ewing.