03/12/2014 11:41AM

Turf Paradise: Jockey Von Rosen sustains serious spinal injury in spill


Jockey Anne Von Rosen underwent surgery Tuesday night for a serious spinal injury suffered in a spill at Turf Paradise earlier in the day.

Von Rosen, 43, was pulling up Panchita Bonita after a 400-yard Quarter Horse event, and on the backstretch, the horse took a bad step and went down, flipping over and ending up on top of Von Rosen.

The jockey, currently third in the riders’ standings, was rushed to the local John C. Lincoln Hospital for surgery, according to track officials.

Panchita Bonita, who had run second, was uninjured.