05/28/2008 12:00AM

Eikleberry and Livingston bounce back


In a span of 24 hours, trainer Jerry Livingston and jockey Ry Eikleberry went from a heartbreaking loss to a triumphant victory.

In Saturday's 10th and final race, there were a few tense moments when Eikleberry was thrown from the Quarter Horse Brisco County Mounty in midrace. Trained by Livingston, Brisco County Mounty suffered an injury and was subsequently vanned off the course. Eikleberry lay motionless for nearly a minute before he recovered his wind and was helped to his feet.

On Sunday, Eikleberry returned to pilot the Livingston trainee Silver Fastbac to a front-running victory in the Grade 3 Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Express Stakes. Eikleberry went on to win the other Quarter Horse event on the card, guiding Shakearoyalfortune to victory in the nightcap.

Eikleberry didn't arrive here until the third weekend of racing, but he wasted little time getting to the winner's circle, guiding his first mount of the season, a gelding named Pivot Pad, to victory for trainer Keith Bennett. Eikleberry came right back the following day to win with his next mount, Doctor Click. Eikleberry is tied for sixth in the standings with 5 wins from 31 mounts.

* The long-awaited opening of the Dean Kutz Memorial Chapel is scheduled for July 28. A banquet dinner featuring live and silent auctions will be held July 26.