01/15/2011 4:15PM

Former rider Doocy sues Oaklawn


Tim Doocy, who was forced to retire from race riding due to injuries sustained in a morning training accident at Oaklawn Park in December 2009, has filed a suit against the track in Garland County Circuit Court in Hot Springs, Ark., according to a report in the Arkansas-Democrat Gazette.

He seeks unspecified damages tied to the morning training incident.  

Doocy confirmed that a suit was filed in December, but would not comment further on the matter. Skip Ebel, the attorney representing Oaklawn, declined to comment on the case, according to the Gazette.  

Doocy, 55, sustained a fractured the kneecap, ankle, and tibia in his left leg when a horse he was pulling up from a work collided with an oncoming outrider and pony team chasing a loose horse. Both horses, including the pony ridden by Oaklawn outrider Chisum Ewing, died on impact. Ewing escaped serious injury.

Doocy has undergone surgery and extensive rehabilitation since the incident. He is currently working as a jockey agent for Eddie Razo Jr., who is riding at Oaklawn.

Doocy became the 24th rider in North America to hit 5,000 career wins in April 2009. His mounts earned more than $66 million, among his best Restless Con, Chindi, and Dust On the Bottle.