12/20/2004 1:00AM

Delta jockey in serious condition


Jockey Christina Gray, who was involved in a two-horse spill at Delta Downs in Vinton, La., on Friday night, was listed in serious condition at Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, La., on Monday.

She fractured two vertebrae and will likely need surgery, according to a family member who also said her condition has improved since Friday. Gray, 34, was thrown from her mount, Tell a Calm, when the horse fell on the second turn of a one-mile race at Delta.

Gray was treated and released by the nearest hospital, a small facility in Sulphur, La., on Friday, then was brought to Memorial.

Don LeBlanc, the other rider involved in the spill, was not seriously injured, said a family member.