07/24/2014 9:14AM

Catalano hospitalized with pneumonia

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Shigeki Kikkawa
Wayne Catalano, a former jockey and 11-time leading trainer at Arlington, has been hospitalized with pneumonia.

Well-known trainer Wayne Catalano has been hospitalized with an acute case of pneumonia.

Catalano remained in the intensive care unit at Saint Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, Ill., as of Thursday morning, according to his wife, Renee Catalano, who was at the hospital with him. She said her husband was sedated and on oxygen.

“He’s really, really sick,” she said.

Catalano was admitted to the hospital Tuesday. Reached by phone at his satellite base July 17 at Monmouth Park, Catalano said he was feeling ill and suspected he had the flu. He was on hand Saturday at Arlington to send Aurelia’s Belle out to win the Arlington Oaks but said he still was feeling unwell.

Catalano, a former jockey and 11-time leading trainer at Arlington, turned 58 Thursday.