06/11/2013 3:57PM

Ruidoso Downs: Jensen overcomes injury to win Derby

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Jockey Cody Jensen won the $822,603 Ruidoso Downs Derby for Quarter Horses on Saturday just 18 days removed from having 10 screws and a plate placed in his collar bone, which was shattered in five pieces, according to the New Mexico track.

Jensen guided Wicked Courage to his seventh straight win in the race and had been aboard for all of the victories in the streak, except the horse’s trial for the Ruidoso Downs Derby on May 25 because he was regrouping from the injury sustained in a riding accident at Remington Park.

Rob Tuel More than 1 year ago
Just another example of why these guys(and gals) are the toughest athletes in sports!!! Probably the most underrated athletes as well.....
Jack Frazier More than 1 year ago
Cody Is one tough guy! One of the best riders of the past twenty years and could have competed with any jockey in the past fifty years. An outstanding man as well. Walt Frazier