07/26/2010 12:29PM

Penn jockey in ICU after spill


Jockey Craig Gibbs was listed in stable condition Monday in the Intensive Care Unit at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., where he is being treated for multiple injuries sustained in a spill during Saturday night’s fourth race at Penn National Race Course.

According to the jockey’s agent, Vern Ring, as quoted online in the Paulick Report, Gibbs broke his collarbone, several ribs, the orbital bone around one eye, and some small bones that protect the spine and neck. Gibbs also sustained some head trauma, but there are no signs of paralysis.

Gibbs, 22, was riding 2-1 favorite Smokin Queenie in a maiden claiming race for fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles on turf when she appeared to clip heels and went down suddenly while racing between horses nearing the five-eighths pole. Smokin Queenie got to her feet and did not appear to be seriously injured.

Gibbs ranks 11th in the Penn National jockey standings with 30 winners from 281 mounts.