03/14/2013 4:09PM

Santa Anita: Injured rider Scott's surgery delayed by infection


Jockey Joy Scott, who suffered a compound fracture to her right femur during a training accident on Tuesday morning at Santa Anita, has yet to have surgery scheduled, according to her son, Jesse Sanchez.

Scott has been at Huntington Memorial Hospital in nearby Pasadena, Calif., since the accident. According to trainer Eric Guillot, who trains the horse Scott was riding when she was injured, Scott has been battling an infection, and until that subsides, doctors do not want to operate.

“She’s such a sweetheart,” a dejected Guillot said Thursday morning at Santa Anita. “Here I am feeling guilty.”

Guillot said his horse reared up, tossing Scott, but that the horse was not injured in the incident.

In 2001, Scott broke the same leg in a five-horse accident at Los Alamitos.

Scott, 53, rides Thoroughbreds at both Santa Anita and Los Alamitos. She had won five times from 63 mounts this year. Last year, she won 11 times in 175 mounts, her runners earning $211,325. During her career, which began in 1981, Scott has won 466 races from 6,600 starts.

Christopher Buchinsky More than 1 year ago
Winner`s Foundation Joy Scott Fund, Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007
Delrene Sims More than 1 year ago
Have seen you at Santa Anita and have always admired Ms. Scott. I hope there is a contact at Santa Anita to send a donation toward her medical and ongoing expenses. Get well soon. Never easy when bones break..... Please, get well soon.
Kenny Black More than 1 year ago
I have known and rode with Joy for 30+ years and you'd be hard pressed to find a tougher rider man or women anywhere, she is not just tough she is also knd friendly always smiling and nice to everyone , this is truly saddening and so unfortunate cause she has had more than her share of bad and severe injuries to many for me to count ,god bless sweetie, your a truly remarkable person and good friend I have no doubt you'll bounce back from this too,sorry bad choice of words. get well please keep your spirits up we all look forward to seeing you back out there in whatever capacity you desire,kenny
The Baron More than 1 year ago
Good One Kenny!! Hope you doing OK as well!! You were one of my favorite Jocks back in your Hay Day!! You killed them back in Utah - even though you were tipping the scales at 135 ssshhhh!!- you just out classed those guys!!
Don Reed More than 1 year ago
Joy, you're my idea of The Greatest. Hoping you'll bounce back, strong as ever. DRF: Please post an address where contributions can be sent. Thank you.
John More than 1 year ago
She gave East Sky a nice ride on Sunday in the last race ! A speed horse, need the lead type, broke a step slow, she took hold and settled down the backside, made a run to the lead on the turn and just missed. One of her best rides of late ! GET WELL JOY.......................