02/26/2005 12:00AM

Three jockeys injured at Santa Anita


ARCADIA, Calif. - Jockeys Alex Bisono, David Flores and Julio Garcia were hospitalized on Saturday after being injured in a three-horse spill in the eighth race at Santa Anita.

The incident occurred before the three-eighths pole of a six-furlong race for $20,000 claimers.

Bisono suffered a possible separated shoulder, facial abrasions and complained of pain in his left arm, according to a spokeswoman at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. Bisono was listed in fair condition.

Flores was undergoing x-rays on his elbow at Arcadia Methodist adjacent to the racetrack, according to his agent, Scotty McClellan. Garcia was not injured, according to his agent, Tony Matos. He had not been released from the hospital as of late Saturday afternoon, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Glen Canyon, ridden by Garcia, broke down while running in sixth place, resulting in a chain reaction that caused Bornwithit (Flores) and Indiaman (Bisono) to fall.

Garcia and Flores rose on their own power, but were helped into ambulances by personnel.

Bisono remained on the track and was put on a stretcher before being placed in an ambulance.

Two horses were euthanized - Glen Canyon suffered a compound fracture of his let cannon bone. Indiaman suffered a neck injury.