04/22/2010 12:00AM

Apprentice Fox taken to hospital after Lone Star spill


Apprentice jockey Kris Fox was taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center for treatment following a one-horse spill Thursday night at Lone Star Park. He was thrown to the ground in the fifth race when his mount, Old Silverhead, broke down and fell while racing on the lead. The incident happened midway on the turn of a claiming sprint. Fox appeared to have avoided serious injuries.

"He complained of pain his upper back," said Dan Leary, a spokesman for Lone Star. "He was conscious in first aid and talking. He moved all of his extremities, and they took him to Methodist Dallas Medical Center."

Old Silverhead had to be euthanized, according to the Lone Star board of stewards. The horse was claimed out of the race for $4,000 and per the rules of racing in Texas the change of ownership took place when the horse stepped on the track for the race.