11/18/2011 8:42PM

Hawthorne: Jockeys escape serious injury in two-horse spill


STICKNEY, Ill. - Two jockeys and their mounts appeared to have escaped serious injury in an ugly looking spill in the seventh race Friday at Hawthorne.

Catch the Train, ridden by Brandon Meier, went down at the top of the stretch, rolling over Meier and tripping up trailing No More Talkin, who also fell, sending Inocencio Diego to the ground. Meier was taken to Loyola Medical Center in nearby Maywood complaining of pain in his ribs. Diego, though sore, did not require hospitalization.

Catch the Train was transported from the track on a horse ambulance, but neither he nor No More Talkin seemed to have suffered serious injury, according to Hawthorne assistant general manager Jim Miller.