03/23/2009 11:00PM

Lebron to miss six months


Victor Lebron, the leading rider at the current Turfway Park winter-spring meet, will be out about six months after sustaining two fractured bones and tissue damage in his right ankle in a spill on the Lane's End Stakes undercard Saturday at the Florence, Ky., track.

Lebron, 24, was injured when his mount in the third race suddenly ducked inward soon after the start, throwing him. Following consultations Monday and Tuesday with orthopedic specialist Dr. Ray Shea in Louisville, Lebron was informed of the diagnosis.

Lebron will end the Turfway meet with 95 wins from 397 starters for meet-high mount earnings of $1,039,055.