08/29/2005 12:00AM

Apprentice hurt at River


Zarella Ore, a 26-year-old apprentice jockey, suffered a broken hip and multiple fractures to her pelvis when a horse she was riding flipped in the paddock prior to the third race Sunday at River Downs.

Racing was delayed for 40 minutes while local paramedics attended to Ore, who was later taken to University Hospital in Cincinnati. She was scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday.

Ore, a native of Peru, is the niece of Teobaldo Vega, head instructor of the Jockey School of Peru, which counts among its alumni such prominent riders as Edgar Prado, Jorge Chavez, and Rafael Bejarano. Ore had been riding at River since Aug. 4, winning twice from 17 mounts.