03/14/2013 3:09PM

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.