09/06/2016 10:03AM

Jockey Beaucamp critical but stable after Monmouth spill


Jockey Laurent Beaucamp was in critical but stable condition Tuesday morning in the intensive care unit at Saint Barnabas/Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J., following a Monday riding accident at Monmouth Park.

Beaucamp, 41, was aboard Irresistible Me in the sixth race at Monmouth. He was attempting to come through along the inner rail in upper stretch of the first-level optional-claiming sprint on turf when his horse appeared to hit and then jump the temporary rail. Beaucamp was thrown hard to the ground and Irresistible Me then tripped over the rail and fell.

Nancy Ebersole, a family friend who has been at the hospital since after the accident, said on Tuesday Beaucamp had three broken vertebrae, which were pressing on his spine; a badly broken left arm; fractured ribs; and a punctured lung.

Beaucamp underwent five hours of surgery Monday to stabilize his injuries and to repair his lung and a lacerated liver.

A native of France, Beaucamp rode in the United States from 2008 to 2013. He returned to the U.S. early this year and was 1 for 10 since. His victory came aboard Irresistible Me in a $15,000 claiming race at Delaware Park on July 20.

Beaucamp gallops horses at Parx in the mornings for trainer Lupe Preciado, the trainer of Irresistible Me.

Preciado said Irresistible Me would be sent to the farm to recover from his injuries and that it was not yet clear whether he would race again.