09/09/2016 3:10PM

Indiana Grand apprentice Don Juan sustains multiple injuries in spill

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Apprentice jockey Josue Don Juan was severely injured at Indiana Grand Racecourse when he went over the rail in Wednesday's 10th race, the lone Quarter Horse event on the stakes-filled card.  He was airlifted to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where he has undergone several surgeries. 

Don Juan's mount, Jets Dash N Cash, raced up against the rail and catapulted the rider over the fence. 

According to Chris Belleville, custodian of the jockeys’ room at Indiana Grand, Don Juan sustained multiple breaks to his leg, a finger, and several vertebrae. 

Don Juan, 26, who began his career at this meet, is 0 for 9.

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Annie Oleson 7 months ago
YES...WE LOST AN APPRENTICE JOCKEY....AND EXPERIENCED JOCKEY ORIANA ROSSI WAS PARALYZED IN AN ACCIDENT AT THIS TRACK...AND NOW THIS...OVER 2 YEARS...I THINK THIS TRACK IS OF POOR QUALITY....WITH MULTIPLE SAFETY ISSUES...YOU COULD NOT PAY ME TO RIDE AT THIS TRACK...SORRY!
Anonymous 8 months ago
It seems like this race track has a serious jockey injury every year for the past 5 years, including
a very good jockey who died two years ago:(