05/21/2010 11:00PM

Gomez taken for X-rays after spill

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Garrett Gomez was thrown hard to the ground at the start of the seventh race at Monmouth on Saturday.

OCEANPORT, N.J. - Garrett Gomez was taken to a local hospital after being unseated at the start of the seventh race on Saturday at Monmouth Park.

Jadal stumbled out of the gate in the mile and 70-yard race, dumping Gomez who fell hard to the track and was clipped in the head by the riderless colt.

The ambulance team rushed to assist Gomez, who was laying in the shadow of the finish line. He was quickly removed onto a stretcher and taken to the track's medical station.

Gomez was alert, but complaining of pain in the left elbow. He was taken to Jersey Shore Hospital for precautionary X-rays.