04/01/2009 11:00PM

Golden Gate jockey hurt


Jockey Leslie Mawing underwent emergency surgery Wednesday night at Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif., after suffering compound fractures of the tibia and fibula in his left leg when his mount, Pasta Time, crashed through the turf course's inner rail during Wednesday's seventh race at Golden Gate Fields.

The surgery was to repair a tibia fracture and stabilize a fibula fracture, said the track's physician, David Seftel. Mawing will be hospitalized for one to two weeks and will be kept on heavy antibiotic medication.

A 35-year-old native of South Africa, he ranked fourth in the Golden Gate Fields jockey standings with 42 victories before the injury. The colt appeared uninjured except for lacerations to his left front leg.

Dupret, former steward, dies

Robert L. Dupret, 86, a former California steward and director of the Sonoma County Fair who was instrumental in gaining parimutuel wagering on Appaloosas, died Sunday. Dupret, a bomber pilot in World War II, is to be buried in a private ceremony at Golden Gate National Cemetery on Saturday.