05/05/2015 1:03PM

Jockey Larrosa undergoes surgery for punctured lung


Jockey Gustavo Larrosa, injured in a spill in the fifth race at Pimlico on Sunday, has had surgery at nearby Sinai Hospital for a punctured lung, and is expected to remain in the hospital for about a week, according to his agent, Sunny Martinez.

Larrosa, 48, has ridden at Charles Town since 2003. In addition to riding, he also breeds and owns Thoroughbreds, according to Martinez.

Larossa was at Pimlico to ride 5-2 second choice Available for trainer Suzanne Dempsey in the $25,000 claiming sprint at five furlongs on turf.

Available was making a move to the leaders outside horses nearing the far turn when he appeared to bump with another horse and fell. Larrosa broke several ribs and has a compound ankle fracture that will require surgery in the coming days, according to Martinez.

Larrosa, a native of Uruguay, has won 775 races in the United States. He rode in his native and Argentina before coming to the U.S.

Available walked off the track after the accident, and was sore on Monday, according to Martinez.