05/17/2010 12:00AM

Jockey, 68, hurt in accident


Jockey Roy Brooks, who at 68 is the second oldest jockey riding in North America, sustained a broken pelvis and torn urethra in an accident Saturday night at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. Brooks was injured behind the starting gate when his mount in a trial race for the Graham Paint and Appaloosa Futurity fell and rolled over Brooks.

Brooks underwent surgery at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center and on Sunday was putting some weight on his legs, according to his son, jockey Jimmy Brooks. Roy Brooks is expected to spend the remainder of the week at the university's hospital.

Roy Brooks is ninth in the standings at Remington, which is conducting a meet for Quarter Horses. According to a Remington release, Brooks is the second-oldest jockey competing in North America behind Richard Rettele, who had two mounts Saturday at Indiana Downs in his first starts of 2010.

Brooks, a winner of 14 races from 124 starts this meet, is a member of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame at Remington.