Updated on 03/18/2015 6:56AM

Nakatani may have broken collarbone

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Barbara D. Livingston
Corey Nakatani was injured when his mount appeared to clip heels in Sunday's fifth race at Santa Anita.

Jockey Corey Nakatani, who fell in an accident in the fifth race at Santa Anita on Sunday, believes he has a broken collarbone, agent Tony Matos said Sunday.

Nakatani and Matos were still awaiting X-ray confirmation at Huntington Memorial Trauma Center in nearby Pasadena, where Nakatani was transported after the accident. But Matos said Nakatani "thinks he's got a broken collarbone."

"He should know. He's broken it three times," Matos said.

"What an unfortunate thing," Matos added. "But considering the way he fell, we should feel fortunate that's all it is."

Matos said that once the X-rays are processed and they see a doctor they will have a better idea of how long Nakatani will be sidelined.

Nakatani was injured when his mount, Bilger's Sapphire, appeared to clip heels with Bullwinkle Babe near the quarter pole of a downhill turf sprint

Nakatani was attended to on the turf course by medical personnel, who placed him on a backboard before putting him in an ambulance.

Bilger's Sapphire got up immediately and was walked back to her barn. She did not appear to be injured.

Nakatani, 44, is a finalist on this year's Hall of Fame ballot. He has won 3,771 races.

 

Nathan Braxton More than 1 year ago
My teacher own that horse and I am glad that not only the horse is OK but also Corey. Everyone knows that that could have been worse and he could have gotten seriously injured. Get Well Corey!
Beverly Bonneau More than 1 year ago
ugh why do they ride SO close to each other? Hope he's better soon. AND also glad his mount got up and was fine. SO far. Probably a little sore from falling. WOW. Missed that race.
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Chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Why don't you call Smith out behind the barn you loudmouth punk? He or Nakatani would leave you in the muck pit right where you belong.
Walter More than 1 year ago
Seems like Corey is jinxed in some way. He gets injured too often. He definitely knows how to ride, so is it just bad luck? It gets tougher to heal as you get older. Good luck Nak!
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Tom F More than 1 year ago
prozac
Chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Your first paragraph probably was enough.
Walter More than 1 year ago
It's ok to have opinions.
dave o More than 1 year ago
I agree
Chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
See the above to your buddy daveo. Two punks in a pod.
Paul McAleavey More than 1 year ago
Are the hospitals in the area incompetent? If he had an x ray Sunday theyd know a couple of minutes later if it was evident. If it had to be double checked it would only take a few hours. I had fractured ribs and was told it came back negative then I got a call a few hours later with the updates news.
Gary Camejo More than 1 year ago
Ohhh man sorry he may be sidelined......Corey is from the top drawer. Get well soon.
dave o More than 1 year ago
THANK GOD THE HORSE IS OK
dave o More than 1 year ago
yep there the best in 5 horse fields,,,,RETIRE
Lenny Mamola More than 1 year ago
Sorry your a prime timer