03/22/2013 4:31PM

Santa Anita: Joy Scott continues treatment; fund-raising established

Shigeki Kikkawa
Joy Scott was injured on the racetrack when a horse reared and fell.

ARCADIA, Calif. - Jockey Joy Scott, who suffered a severely broken leg in a morning training accident on March 12, continues to be treated for infection related to the injury, trainer Howard Zucker said on Friday.

Zucker has been in daily contact with Scott’s son, Jesse Sanchez.

Zucker said that Scott’s doctors have informed her that more tests will be done in coming days to ensure that the leg is free of infection before surgery can proceed.

“They seem to be getting ahold of it,” Zucker said. “They’ll know more in a week. They could operate next Friday.”

Scott was injured on the racetrack when a horse reared and fell.

Scott, 53, has won five races this year. She won 11 races in 2012 and has 466 wins in her career.

Scott rides throughout California, but has specialized in Thoroughbred races at Los Alamitos and riding on the Southern California circuit in recent years. In the past, she has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading riders of Arabians.

Zucker said that the Winner’s Foundation is raising funds to supplement money that Scott will receive from worker’s compensation.

“We’re looking to raise transitional money for when she gets out,” Zucker said.

The fund’s address is Winner’s Foundation Joy Scott Fund, Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia CA 91007.