07/09/2013 2:25PM

Suffolk Downs rider Terrill hospitalized after spill


EAST BOSTON, Mass. – Jockey Andria Terrill remained hospitalized in good condition Tuesday and was undergoing continued evaluation and treatment after reportedly suffering a skull fracture in a spill at Suffolk Downs on Monday.

Terrill was “tossed at the break” of the fourth race by her mount, Chapel’s Beauty, according to the call by track announcer T.D. Thornton. As she lay unconscious on the track and was tended to by medical professionals at the scene, the race continued. When the field of six rounded the far turn and reached the top of the stretch, the outriders, pony people, and gate crew managed to stop all of the horses and riders.

After Terrill regained consciousness and was able to be moved, she was observed moving her right arm and legs while on a stretcher and was taken by ambulance to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

“They took her in for her third CAT scan at three this morning,” Eddie Smith, Terrill’s agent, said Tuesday. “From what I understand, she’ll be having more tests. At this stage, we’re waiting for information and praying for her.”

The CEO of Suffolk Downs, Chip Tuttle, said, “We wish Andria a full and speedy recovery, and we commend the efforts of our outriders, gate crew, and emergency personnel onsite.”

Terrill currently ranks second in the Suffolk jockey standings with 18 wins from 78 mounts, and through Monday had 107 career wins, 102 seconds, and 102 thirds from 758 starts, with her mounts earning $1,289,000. In 2012, she ranked fifth at Suffolk.

Chapel’s Beauty, a 3-year-old filly owned and bred by Patricia Generazio and trained by Brenda McCarthy, was unharmed. The race for $5,000 maiden claiming fillies and mares 3 and older was declared a non-contest, with the purse divided among the entrants and wagers refunded.