05/30/2011 8:19PM

Lone Star jockey Wade okay after spill


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Jockey Lindey Wade, who was thrown hard Monday at Lone Star Park when his mount, Icelain Diva, broke down in the $75,000 Cinemine, escaped serious injury and is scheduled to resume riding on Friday, which is the next card of races at Lone Star.

Wade, 20, took off the remainder of his mounts following the incident, which took place in the stretch run of the seventh race. Wade sat up following the spill, and after a few minutes walked into the attending ambulance. He was then examined by first-aid personnel in the grandstand at Lone Star.

“He just had bumps and bruises and is all right to ride on Friday,” said Monty Penney, who is Wade’s agent.

Icelain Diva, who sustained a significant injury to her right foreleg, was euthanized, confirmed the stewards at Lone Star.

Wade is tied for second in the Lone Star standings with Cliff Berry. Wade has won 32 races from 159 starts so far this meet, for mount earnings of $453,540.