08/12/2003 11:00PM

Columbus track report


COLUMBUS, Neb. - Riders Dan Beck and Billy Henson were injured in separate incidents at the starting gate last Saturday night.

Henson was injured when his mount reared in the starting gate prior to the second race. He took off the remainder of his weekend mounts but has been cleared to ride again.

Beck was injured in the gate before the first race that night but was able to finish out the card. He took off his mounts Sunday with pain in his leg. X-rays revealed a chip in his left knee and a cracked knee bone, which will sideline him for two to six weeks.

* Bad Boy Yankee, trained by Gene DeRoin, became the first two-time winner at the meet with his three-length win over High Dice in last Sunday's Amadevil Handicap. The win keeps DeRoin in a tie with David Anderson for the lead in the trainer race with five wins each.