09/09/2006 12:00AM

La. Downs rider hurt


Jockey Stephanie Judkins was scheduled to be released from the hospital Saturday after being injured in a spill during the fifth race at Louisiana Downs on Friday.

Judkins was aboard Power Jeans, who stumbled badly after the start, catapulting Judkins into the air. Judkins was placed on a backboard and taken to nearby Willis Knighton Medical Center, where she was found to have two broken ribs. Judkins has ridden 2 winners from 44 mounts at the meet.