05/25/2014 7:08PM

Jacino sustains broken arm in race declared no contest

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Jockey John Jacinto broke his arm in the sixth race Sunday at Louisiana Downs, according to his agent, Richard Price. The race was declared a no contest, according to Trent McIntosh, director of operations for the Bossier City, La., track. Jacinto was thrown, and had to be removed from the track by officials.

Price said an X-ray taken at a local hospital revealed the break. He said Jacinto remained at the hospital as of the early evening hours on Sunday.

“He has a broken arm. It’s not where he broke it last year,” Price said of a previous injury. “That’s all I know. I don’t know the extent [of the injury.] Hopefully, it’s not that bad.”

Jacinto ranks second in the current jockey standings at Louisiana Downs.

justin More than 1 year ago
Hope someone that sweeps the floor at Monmouth Park got my tickets because I didn't know it was no contest!!!
prose More than 1 year ago
Why was the race declared a no-contest? That is a very rare occurrence in Thoroughbred racing.
Rick Marciniak More than 1 year ago
A race can be declared a no-contest if Jacinto was unable to be removed from the track. And that's what happened.