01/03/2012 1:32PM

Jockey Bonnie Castaneda seriously injured in Turfway spill


Jockey Bonnie Castaneda was scheduled to undergo surgery this week at University Hospital in Cincinnati after sustaining multiple fractures in her neck and back in a spill at Turfway Park in northern Kentucky on Sunday.

Castaneda, 50, was injured when her mount, Jolinda, clipped heels and fell in the fourth race, a $5,000 maiden-claiming event. Her husband, former jockey Marco Castaneda, is the trainer of Jolinda, who was not seriously injured.

Marco Castaneda said surgery was to be performed Tuesday or Wednesday, at which time the extent of his wife’s injuries would be more clearly determined.

Bonnie Castaneda has won 230 races since she began her riding career in 1995.