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Santa Anita: Valenzuela facing knee surgery
Jockey Patrick Valenzuela, who has not ridden since Nov. 16 at Betfair Hollywood Park after complaining of knee pain, is scheduled to undergo knee surgery this week, he said on Sunday.
Valenzuela, 50, hoped to have the operation in December, but said that it was delayed while he waited for approval from an insurance company. He is hoping to return to racing in late February.
“I finally got the okay to get the surgery on Friday,” he said. “I hope to be back by the end of the February. They have to go in there and see what’s going on.”
In the autumn, Valenzuela said his knee had been causing him difficulty since the Del Mar meeting last summer. Valenzuela ended a six-month retirement in May. In 2012, he won 9 races from 129 mounts.
Two of the wins came in Grade 1 races on Acclamation – the Charles Whittingham Handicap at Hollywood Park and the Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar.
More recently, he said he has been limited to watching races on television.
“I’m ready to get back,” he said. “I have been watching too many races on the couch.”
Get well soon cuz.GOD BLESS.
Get well cuz.
Patrick Valenzuela was the most talented rider I have ever saw and I go back a long way
I wish him well he has fought a long hard fight.He is a fighter and we need him in this game.
Thanks steve, while responding to the article about the exciting return of gary,in my post I asked if anybody new about pval. We gained one exciting player back and lost track of another, reminds me of the problem of keeping our star power horses healthy and running.
Cool Story GARY @ P Val +many More Stories WE Dont Hear About-,The Beat Goes On -LOLK-DS
Gary Stevens did very well today !
Would have been the all time leading rider if he could have stayed clean...as successful as he has been, there is a lot of wasted time in his career. Hoe you stay healthy and happy PVal.
Get well P. Val! Be nice to see you and Gary, in a stretch duel!!!
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