Updated on 09/16/2011 6:48AM

Dunkelberger not seriously injured in spill


JAMAICA, N.Y. - Jockey Travis Dunkelberger appeared to escape serious injury, but two horses had to be euthanized in a nasty three-horse spill in Saturday's finale at Aqueduct.

Jockeys Raul Rojas and Julian Pimentel, who were also involved in the spill, were uninjured.

Dunkelberger was aboard 1-2 favorite Flo's Charm, who forged to the lead at the midway point on the turn when he shattered his left foreleg and went down, hurling Dunkelberger to the ground and falling on top of him. Both Jettason, ridden by Rojas, and Dancing Lou, under Pimentel, fell over Flo's Charm, unseating their riders.

Dunkelberger was removed from the track on a stretcher and transported to Jamaica Hospital. He was complaining of stomach cramps and pain in his right elbow, according to Frank Sanabria, Dunkelberger's agent. Sanabria said he did not believe Dunkelberger had any fractures, but was awaiting results of X-rays on the elbow.

Flo's Charm was euthanized on track while Jettason, who broke his right foreleg, was taken off the track on an equine ambulance and later euthanized. Dancing Lou appeared to escape injury.

Pimentel had a cut on the bridge of his nose while Rojas escaped unscathed.