01/02/2011 4:32PM

Albarado breaks heel in pre-race spill


Jockey Robby Albarado broke his right heel in a pre-race mishap on Sunday at Fair Grounds. Albarado was to have ridden Mollys Missb’havin in the second race, but the filly acted up on the way from the paddock to the racetrack, throwing Albarado to the ground. He was taken to Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, where X-rays found the fractured heel. Albarado was to have a CT scan to determine whether the fracture will require surgery.

Albarado, 37, entered Sunday’s action tied for sixth in the Fair Grounds standings with 18 wins. Sunday’s broken bone adds to the long list of injuries Albarado has experienced throughout his career. Most recently, he broke his clavicle, thumb, and finger in a post-race accident at Saratoga this past summer.