03/12/2013 4:05PM

Santa Anita: Jockey Joy Scott breaks leg in training accident

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Shigeki Kikkawa
Jockey Joy Scott suffered a compound fracture to her right femur during a training accident on Tuesday.

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

Sanchez, 25, lives in New York City. He said he was going to fly to California Tuesday night in order to be with his mother by Wednesday.

Sanchez, in a telephone call, also confirmed that Scott was admitted to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Calif.

Darrell Haire, the West Coast regional manager of the Jockeys' Guild, was not at Santa Anita at the time of the accident, but said witnesses told him Scott was on a horse who reared over and fell.

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.

gio parker More than 1 year ago
Former jockey Francisco Mercado was also injuried at Santa Anita on Monday. He lies in a coma after being injuried in a training accident Lets pray for him also. Sorry to hear about Joy shes a hard worker but there are alot people who go unnoticed on the backside
Stephanie Adamson More than 1 year ago
Prayer for fast healing!!
Rob A. More than 1 year ago
Sorry to hear but i wish her a speedy recovery
Forego137 More than 1 year ago
Best of luck on speedy recovery, racing needs more women like you. True professional. Get well soon ! ! ! !
Justin More than 1 year ago
Come back quick Joy! Best of luck with your recovery..