04/28/2006 12:00AM

Garcia breaks wrist in fall


ALBANY, Calif. - Apprentice jockey Martin Garcia, currently the leading rider at Golden Gate Fields with 107 victories, will miss the final week of the meeting after suffering a fractured left wrist in a spill.

Garcia suffered a small undisplaced fracture of the left wrist when Danzig Fox clipped Flying Bye Night's heels inside the 16th pole in a one-mile turf race Friday.

Track physician Dr. David Seftel said the 21-year-old rider might be able to ride in a week while wearing a brace on his left hand if all goes well but said the rider could miss more time.

Garcia was planning to begin riding at Hollywood Park at the end of the Golden Gate Fields meeting and was scheduled to ride four horses there Sunday on Gold Rush Day.

Marv's Marvel, winner of the race in which Garcia was injured, was taken down for drifting out down the lane, causing Flying Bye Night to drift out as well. Flying Bye Night was put up to first, and Marv's Marvel was placed last.