08/31/2017 2:10PM

Apprentice jockey Katie Clawson sidelined with injury

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Apprentice jockey Katie Clawson will be out at least another week to recover from a training accident.

Apprentice jockey Katie Clawson, who has been leading rider for most of the long Indiana Grand 2017 race meet, has ridden only one race since Aug. 23 after falling in a morning-training accident. Clawson visited a doctor Wednesday and said via text message she is out of action until at least late next week. She said she has a follow-up medical examination scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 7, to “see how things have progressed with my healing.”

Clawson has been diagnosed with a concussion. She also said last Friday that she was body sore after a horse she was working last week at Indiana Grand bolted to the outside fence, unseating her. Clawson attempted to return to action Saturday night at Indiana Grand but took off her mounts after one ride.

Clawson, an Indiana native, began race-riding last year, came into the Indiana Grand meet as a seven-pound apprentice, and came alive after the first couple weeks of a meet that began April 18. Clawson, who now rides as a five-pound apprentice, took over the lead in the jockey standings on May 26 and held it until her recent injury. Marcelino Pedroza now holds a one-win advantage, 72-71, over Clawson, while DeShawn Parker has 69 wins. The Indiana Grand meet runs through Oct. 27.

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