09/01/2015 12:20PM

Cedeno resumes riding

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Tom Keyser
Carol Cedeno resumed riding on Tuesday after being thrown from her mount last week at Delaware Park.

Jockey Carol Cedeno resumed riding Tuesday after getting thrown from her mount following the finish of the ninth race at Delaware Park on Aug. 26.

Cedeno had finished second in the $12,500 claiming sprint aboard Easy Ten, who was galloping out smoothly but suddenly stumbled badly, catapulting Cedeno high in the air. Cedeno appeared to be hit by Easy Ten’s head as she was thrown forward.

Cedeno had neck pain after the spill. The original MRI showed a vertebra problem, but that turned out to be an old, calcified injury.

“The day after the injury the pain had gone away,” said Irwin Steinberg, Cedeno’s agent. “We went to Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore on Monday, and the doctors went over her from head to toe and cleared her to resume riding.”

Easy Ten was not injured in the incident, according to Steinberg.

Cedeno was named to ride two horses at Parx on Tuesday. Steinberg said Cedeno would ride the early part of the Delaware Park card Saturday and then drive to Parx to ride in the 12th race, an allowance with a $70,000 purse.

Cedeno was the overall leading rider at Delaware Park last year and was second in the Thoroughbred standings. Cedeno is third in the Thoroughbred standings at this year’s meet, and her four Arabian wins puts her second overall.