04/07/2015 2:59PM

Talamo sidelined with shoulder injury

Benoit & Associates
Jockey Joe Talamo is expected to resume riding at Santa Anita on April 16.

Jockey Joe Talamo will miss a week of riding after bruising a shoulder in a spill after the Santa Paula Stakes.

Talamo was unseated from Sensitively when the filly fell a few strides after finishing last. Talamo was taken to a hospital, where X-rays showed no fractures. The rider saw a doctor Monday who advised a week of rest.

Talamo, 25, is expected to resume riding at Santa Anita on April 16.

“The X-ray showed nothing was broken and that he bruised it pretty bad,” said Scotty McClellan, Talamo’s agent. “The specialist recommended that he rest it. When he heard that, he decided to take it easy.”

Through Sunday, Talamo was sixth in the jockeys’ standings with 27 wins at the winter-spring meeting.

Sensitively, the 6-5 favorite, was not injured in the one-horse spill. Trainer Phil D’Amato said Sunday that the filly will undergo precautionary tests this week.

leprechankid More than 1 year ago
Really am curious how a 6-5 favorite was running last and Talamo didn't pull her up instead of finishing. Where did the late money come in? On what horse?
Autumn Carew More than 1 year ago
Since the horse wasn't injured, just hadn't enough energy to compete, Talamo put away the whip and let her lope in. I was hoping it was just heat exhaustion, as other horses at Santa Anita had suffered from that condition that day.
Gene Martin More than 1 year ago
THat is UNTRUE He was hitting that horse AFTER it was clear there was something wrong and she was falling far back. Joe SHOULD have donw what you said, rather than hitting on her
Darren Gray More than 1 year ago
Would have to consider a disappointment sitting 6th in jockey standings being only 25 and having considerable mounts. But, the guy does give some pretty questionable rides at times, but don't they all do in Southern California. Just part of the antics.
Joe Rockhold More than 1 year ago
He's got nothing on Desormeaux when it comes to questionable rides. I swear that guy is paid off in half the races he rides.
mike More than 1 year ago
So,it's just CA with questionable rides? You must be from the east coast.