06/28/2014 3:55PM

Jockey Ore in induced coma after spill at Calder


MIAMI -- Jockey Zarella Ore remains in critical condition in Hollywood Memorial Hospital with head injuries suffered during the running of Friday’s sixth race at Calder Race Course. 

According to her close friend, trainer Walter Rosas Canessa, Ore was placed in an induced coma after suffering bleeding on the brain as a result of the incident.

“The doctors were encouraged this morning because the bleeding had stopped and they were hopeful Zarella might start waking up and come out of the coma within the next 24 hours,” said Canessa on Saturday.

Canessa said Ore also suffered several facial fractures as a result of her fall.

Ore was aboard Pop’s Gem for trainer Pedro Sobarzo in Friday’s sixth race, a 5 ½-furlong starter allowance race for fillies and mares. Pop’s Gem disputed the pace from along the rail while pressed throughout by three rivals to her outside. Pop’s Gem was beginning to drop back slightly from the leaders turning for home when the 6-5 favorite, Desirable Lady, racing widest of all, began to lug in, initiating a chain reaction that led to Pop’s Gem going down just inside the eighth pole.

Desirable Lady finished second and was ultimately disqualified and placed last following a steward’s inquiry.

James Sherman More than 1 year ago
I was thinking they mite suspend Jocy Gomez, the rider of Desirable Lady. She continued to whip right-handed even as her horse was lugging in.
Chuck Berger More than 1 year ago
Sorry to hear this news. G-d bless Zarella....................Get well soon!!!!
Autumn Carew More than 1 year ago
I had a roommate who in college had fallen off a second floor railing onto cement hitting the back of his head. His bleeding was so severe that the doctor said that if he had not been seen in twenty minutes he would have died. Fortunately he had a complete recovery, finished college and had no residual effects. Hopefully Ore will heal just as well and if she wants be riding again. I'm praying for you Zarella.
ctgreyhound More than 1 year ago
There is strength in numbers. A multitude of positive thoughts & prayers are coming your way.
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myjockwon More than 1 year ago
if Im not mistaken this is her second bad accident i think she got hurt really bad at River Down years ago.
nicholas More than 1 year ago
Prayers for a full recovery
Jack Pritchard More than 1 year ago
Thank You
dave o More than 1 year ago
how are the horses
JeAnna Ramirez More than 1 year ago
Pop's Gem rolled over twice got up and ran off. No other horses went down.
nick More than 1 year ago
Thank you so much for the information . . .
Donna Keen More than 1 year ago
Dave O, People that were at the track report the horse was up and seemed shaken but ok after the race.
nick More than 1 year ago
Thanks to you as well . . .
Chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Prayers People...