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Hollywood Park: Mitchell hospitalized after fall at track
INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Trainer Mike Mitchell was undergoing tests early Sunday evening at nearby Little Company of Mary Medical Center after collapsing near the winner’s circle following the afternoon's sixth race at Betfair Hollywood Park. Mitchell was responsive and coherent at the hospital, according to his assistant, Phil D'Amato.
Mitchell had just watched his starter Gutshot Straight win a sprint for $40,000 claimers when he fell. He was treated trackside by ambulance personnel before being transported to the hospital. While being transported to an ambulance on a stretcher, Mitchell was seen moving his hands. It was not immediately known what caused Mitchell to collapse.
Mitchell was accompanied to the hospital by his son-in-law, jockey Julien Leparoux, and D’Amato. Leparoux took off his final two mounts on the program, including the Mitchell-trained Suances Candy in the ninth race.
Mitchell, 65, underwent surgery last summer for a brain tumor. The operation kept his activity in racing to a minimum last summer before he gradually began to spend more time at the stable in the mornings and at the races in the afternoons.
In March, Mitchell said doctors had told him that the brain tumor had shrunk in size.
Not a good sign. Battle on Mike..
My thoughts go out to Mr. Mitchell and his family. Get well soon.
I'm praying for you, Mr. Mitchell. You and your family have been through so much this past year, I hope you have a complete recovery from whatever is the cause of your recent collapse. Keep the faith, stay in hope, stay strong. We are all standing with you 100% in solidarity. I hope to hear excellent news regarding your status very soon. My best regards to you, Mr. Mitchell, and your family.
Yikes, hopefully the tumour hasn't grown. Best wishes to all.
God bless you and your family Mike to a speedy return to good health,rest a little.
This is similar to Brandon McCarthy on the Arizona d backs.siezures are not uncommon with brain injuries/surgeries .hope your back soon mike for you,your family,and our sport.
Can anyone answer this question? Why can't ANY trainer improve a horse they claim from Mike Mitchell?
Always hope for the best Mr. Mitchel! God is always on your side.
Good Luck Mike.
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