Updated on 08/25/2013 12:17AM

Saratoga: Rosario breaks bone in foot after being unseated

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Tom Keyser
Jockey Joel Rosario was unseated by Casual Elegance in a turf race Friday at Saratoga.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Jockey Joel Rosario, scheduled to ride Kentucky Derby winner Orb in Saturday’s $1 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga and leading handicap horse Game On Dude in Sunday’s $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar, suffered a broken bone in his left foot on Friday in a spill at Saratoga, and his status to ride this weekend was uncertain.

Rosario was scheduled to meet with a orthopedist, Dr. Rick Alfred, a New York Giants team physician, on Saturday morning to determine his status.

Rosario was aboard Casual Elegance, who finished last in Saratoga’s seventh race. Casual Elegance bobbled and unseated Rosario, who lay on the turf for several minutes. He eventually got up under his own power and limped over to a golf cart. He was taken to first aid and then was advised to go to Saratoga Hospital.

Rosario, the second-leading rider at this meet with 41 wins, was scheduled to ride Judy the Beauty in Friday’s Grade 1 Ballerina.

That mount was given to Jose Lezcano. Judy the Beauty, however, flipped in the starting gate before the start and was scratched. Lezcano suffered a twisted knee, according to his agent, Jason Beides.

Lezcano's status was also likely to be determined on Saturday morning.

Lezcano, the fourth-leading rider at the meet with 21 wins, does not have a mount in the Travers, but he is scheduled to ride Majestic Hussar in the Grade 1 King’s Bishop, and Grade 1 winner Laughing in the Grade 2 Ballston Spa.

Rosario is scheduled to ride Forty Tales in the King’s Bishop, My Happy Face in the Grade 1 Test and Somali Lemonade in the Ballston Spa.

- additional reporting by Mike Welsch

Pamela Hayden More than 1 year ago
Rats! Lol
johnson87683955 More than 1 year ago
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Michael Cherney More than 1 year ago
Put Rosie on ORB, she is as good as any guy out there if not better.
Slew32A More than 1 year ago
Maybe X.Perez should stay in town after his ride on Dance to Bristol, maybe his big break? But probably a more like a Joe Bravo will surface.
russell More than 1 year ago
Rumor has it Jerry Bailey will be named on Orb.
Michael More than 1 year ago
Joel is going to be ok regardless if he rides this weekend. Just watch him ride. He has so many skills it makes him hard to compare to other jocks. Not saying he's the greatest he's just really really a good rider.
zerosumzen More than 1 year ago
Wow. Smith is out riding Royal Delta and Rosario is probably out. If Holding Glory races Saturday instead of in the Pacific Classic, Chantal could have her ride on Game On Dude back...
raymond More than 1 year ago
Unfortunate circumstances for Joel & Jose as well as the Owners & Trainers who were looking forward to having their services on Sat. Lots of lost sleep Fri. nite I'm sure by all concerned..................Plenty of second guessing will be done come Sunday morning, What a crying shame. Let's light up the board like a Christmas Tree on Sat. afternoon.
Robert More than 1 year ago
YA SHUG...CALL ANGEL CORDERO JR, UP...SEE IF HE CAN MAKE WEIGHT...LOL...WELL THERES ALWAYS.........PAT DAY...
dazed and confused More than 1 year ago
And Angel would still out ride most of these wannabes.
Jd Staton More than 1 year ago
edgar prado will pick up most of joels mounts in ney york. hes won more big races then joel ever has YET
Bruce Epstein More than 1 year ago
Prado is been finished for a long time, Watch for Solis to get the mounts.
mikey More than 1 year ago
Prado has not won a race in weeks.He can tide, but something is wrong.
Joseph Brown More than 1 year ago
OK Shug, here are my three suggestions for the mount on Orb #1 X Perez #2 R Napravnik & #3 D Cohen. Good luck to all!