11/10/2008 1:00AM

Turf Paradise jockeys injured in spill


PHOENIX - Riders Carl Williams and Alberto Higuera were released from a local hospital Sunday evening after being involved in a spill at Turf Paradise Sunday.

Williams, 44, suffered a bruised left leg while Higuera, 51, sustained a broken collarbone, according to track officials. The spill occured in the ninth and final race on the Sunday card when Williams's mount, LS Sunrise, suffered a fatal aneurism and collapsed turning for home. Arizona Twist, ridden by Higuera, was unable to avoid the fallen horse and went down. Arizona Twist was unhurt.