12/05/2005 12:00AM

Fair Grounds rider not badly hurt


Jockey Terry Thompson escaped serious injury in a one-horse spill in the first race at the Fair Grounds meet at Louisiana Downs on Sunday. He is scheduled to resume riding Thursday, said his agent, Coleman Lloyd.

Thompson was thrown when his mount, Fast Baby, broke down and fell while on the lead in the final furlong. Thompson was taken to Willis Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, La., and X-rays were negative for broken bones, said Lloyd.

- additional reporting by Jeff Taylor