09/16/2016 1:00PM

Carrasco to ride this weekend


This weekend at Laurel Park, jockey Victor Carrasco is scheduled to resume riding for the first time since injuring his right foot Aug. 7. At the time of his injury, Carrasco was leading the Laurel rider standings.

Carrasco was injured when his mount threw him and stepped on his foot en route from the paddock to the racetrack. Carrasco was cleared to begin riding by his doctors Monday, according to his agent, Tom Stift.

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“He’s good,” Stift said. “He’s running around like a kid again.”

Carrasco, 24, the Eclipse Award-winning apprentice of 2013, finished third in the Laurel summer- meet standings despite missing the final six cards. In his career, Carrasco has won 694 races and purses of $18.5 million.