01/03/2010 12:00AM

Jockey Centeno hospitalized in Florida


OLDSMAR, Fla. - Jockey Daniel Centeno, three-time leading rider at Tampa Bay Downs and currently second in the standings, was taken to a local hospital after being reportedly kicked in the chest in the paddock prior to the seventh race.

Centeno, who came into the day with 15 wins to rank second, one win behind Rosemary Homeister Jr., was taken to Town and Country Hospital, where he was reported to be conscious, alert, and in stable condition.