09/27/2014 7:02PM

Maragh breaks arm in Jockey Club Gold Cup spill


ELMONT, N.Y. – Jockey Rajiv Maragh will be out indefinitely – most likely through the Breeders’ Cup – after breaking his right arm in a spill Saturday at Belmont Park.

Tony Micallef, the agent for Maragh, confirmed that Maragh has a broken right arm. As of 8 p.m., Maragh was at a Long Island hospital still awaiting X-rays to learn the extent of the break.

Maragh was injured when his mount, Wicked Strong, clipped heels with Moreno, who, under Junior Alvarado, angled in about 4 1/2 furlongs from the wire in the Jockey Club Gold Cup. Moreno, who finished fourth in the Gold Cup, was disqualified and placed last.

The injury came one race after Maragh won the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic aboard Main Sequence. That was his third Grade 1 win of the year on that horse.

Maragh also is the regular rider of Artemis Agrotera, on whom he won the Grade 1 Ballerina at Saratoga and who is being pointed to the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita.

Maragh, 29, was enjoying a terrific season, having won 101 races from 732 races and purse earnings of $9,551,131.