09/14/2016 4:13PM

Injured jockey Beaucamp remains in critical condition; fundraising site established


Laurent Beaucamp, the rider who was seriously injured in a racing accident at Monmouth Park in New Jersey on Sept. 5, remains in critical condition after undergoing a seven-hour surgery Wednesday to stabilize his spine, according to a close friend of the rider.

A 41-year-old native of France, Beaucamp has been at the Jersey Shore Medical Center since last Thursday, and he remains in the Level 1 Trauma Wing, according to Nancy Ebersole, an assistant trainer at Delaware Park who is friends with the rider. Ebersole said that Beaucamp’s parents are scheduled to arrive in the United States from France on Friday and that Beaucamp’s girlfriend, Pamela Miller, has remained by his side.

Beaucamp, who has had 10 mounts in the United States this year, suffered three broken vertebrae, a broken left arm, fractured ribs, and a punctured lung in the spill, which occurred in the fifth race at Monmouth on Sept. 5. The Wednesday operation was his third since the accident occurred, Ebersole said.

A GoFundMe page was launched late last week to raise money for Beaucamp’s medical expenses. The page currently had raised more than $6,000 in contributions by Wednesday afternoon.