01/14/2012 3:05PM

Aqueduct: Alvarado, Garcia appear to have no serious injuries after spill


Jockeys Alan Garcia and Junior Alvarado both appeared to have escaped serious injury from a spill in which they were involved during the running of Saturday’s fourth race at Aqueduct.

Garcia suffered just a bruised buttock and had a sore left bicep, and was released from North Shore University Hospital around 4 p.m. Saturday. Junior Alvarado, who got up right away, went to North Shore because he got kicked in the stomach. He was undergoing further evaluation.

Garcia was unseated by Scorper, who broke down in his left foreleg entering the far turn. Alvarado’s mount, Hardshell, appeared to fall over Garcia, unseating Alvarado. Scorper was euthanized, Hardshell appeared to be okay.

For Alvarado, it was the second spill in which he was involved in eight days. He suffered a bruised buttock in a Jan. 6 spill, but did not miss any days.