07/05/2014 8:38AM

Pedroza out indefinitely after fracturing collarbone in spill


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jockey Marcelino Pedroza Jr. will be out indefinitely after suffering multiple fractures of his collarbone in a spill Friday on the turf course at Ellis Park in western Kentucky.

Pedroza’s agent, Joe Pauley, said the jockey is scheduled to be seen by Louisville orthopedic specialist Dr. Raymond Shea for a prognosis.

“He broke it in two places, so there are three pieces,” said Pauley. “He came home [to Louisville] last night and is in quite a bit of pain.”

Pedroza was injured when his mount, My Belle Etoile, broke down when near the lead during the backstretch of the fifth race. Owned and trained by Angel Hyland, the 5-year-old mare had to be euthanized. No other horses or jockeys were injured.

Pedroza, a 21-year-old native of Panama, has been riding in the U.S. since 2010. A former leading jockey at Turfway Park, he won 14 races last winter at Fair Grounds and 14 at the recently ended spring meet at Churchill Downs.