01/18/2004 12:00AM

Jockey Rivera involved in spill


ALBANY, Calif. - Jockey Jose Luis Rivera Jr. was taken to Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley for precautionary X-rays and a CAT scan after Brave Solution broke down in Sunday's sixth race at Golden Gate Fields.

Rivera was examined for possible head, neck and chest injuries after Brave Solution fell. Brave Solution, a 3-year-old colt, suffered fatal injuries and had to be euthanized.