04/02/2012 3:58PM

Aqueduct: Dominguez taking it slow with comeback

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Jockey Ramon Dominguez plans to ride just two days a week for the next two weeks.

Jockey Ramon Dominguez will take his comeback from a separated collarbone conservatively, riding just two days a week for the next two weeks before attempting to return to a full-time schedule on April 18.

On Monday, Dominguez got clearance from his doctors to resume riding Friday. He is named on two horses at Aqueduct. He will ride Alpha in Saturday’s $1 million Wood Memorial and participate in a few other races. He will then ride Havre de Grace in the Apple Blossom at Oaklawn on April 13 and Hansen in the Blue Grass at Keeneland on April 14.

“The doctor was happy with the progress I have made, and the tests looked great, but he feels that we should take a conservative approach for now,” Dominguez told the New York Racing Association publicity department Monday.

Dominguez, the reigning two-time Eclipse Award-winning rider, was injured in a spill at Aqueduct on March 18.

Tony Reyes More than 1 year ago
Ramon espero que te recuperes pronto chamo y que Dios te bendiga a ti y a tu familia usted es de los Buenos
Nicholas Heaven More than 1 year ago
In all fairness to the the racing game, Ramon Domingues is just a jockey that's a A lil bit better than average. He has never won the elite grade1 races, no wins in The Preakness, Belmont, Derby, Travers etc. You can call him the king of claimers He wins all the claiming races. But don't get me wrong he's a good rider but not A great jockey. Forget about the wood mem he's not gonna win that race, that race Is for the prestigious jockeys such as John r Javier. Ramon doesn't win wen the Purse is high
Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
im tired of seeing mr domingues give prohibitive favorites awful rides,when ridding for a trainer with a 200 horse stable he rides like a master but when hes on a favorite for a small trainer the stifmeister knows how to loose, too bad he didnt do enough damage to be out for at least 5 years,after watching how these jockeys have no mercy for the betting public and cheat on a regular basisi have no symphaty for him,mr domingues had stiffed a 1/9 horse running 4th in a 6 horse race,(in that race he did everything he could to loose), just before injuring himself,im tired of seeing bad rides,jockeys bumping each other on purpose,why should anywone feel sorry for them when the fall of a horse,not to mention lately they form little groups that ride like a wolfpack boxing in horses that they have not bet themselves,mr domingues gets perfect setups from his cohorts regularly in ny,dont belieeve me check the replays..
Laura Buenaventura More than 1 year ago
Siunds like an all around not very smart about racing grump.I saw the 1/9 you are talking about-a smart handicapper sees the show bet value when the 1/9 just broke maiden had to ship 4=hours up i-95 twice(and back) also may have been compromised by overtraining bullets 3+ times.If you ever rode and I'm sure you have not you would realize it is alot easier when you are on the ground.fact is ramon is and has been one of the 3 best jockeys over an extensive period and rides for just about everybody.Don't make false statements especially if you dont know who you are commenting on.My Take -do not like him because you lost a couple bets on him,but way more goes into a race and maybe you should learn and or think before you speak.
hialeah More than 1 year ago
I really do think that Ramon Dominguez has made it fairly clear that he would like to ride his mount in the Wood Mem. Which signals that: A) he likes his horse's chances. B) he doesn't want to lose the mount for future races. C) they run the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May and then run again a year later (repeat). D) all of the above. Ramon will sit chilly and probably take the outside route, and if it is good enough, so be it, it's a Prep Race.
Blaine MacMillan More than 1 year ago
He's not healed. It's about not missing the big money races.
harvey savitsky More than 1 year ago
Thanks, DOC; he really does need the purse money!!!