Updated on 09/17/2011 10:35AM

Two down in Bay Meadows spill


SAN MATEO, Calif. - Jockeys Hector Romero and Francisco Duran were taken to hospitals for X-rays after a spill in the seventh race at Bay Meadows on Monday.

Duran's mount, Autumn Flame, fell midway around the second turn in the maiden claiming race at 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Romero, on Tara's Harp, fell when his mount tried to hurdle the fallen horse and rider.

Romero, an apprentice, was knocked out and complained of pain in his lower back and right leg after coming to. He was sent to the Stanford Medical Center in Stanford for a CT scan for his head and X-rays.

Duran suffered a bruised left knee and left wrist and was taken to Peninsula Hospital in San Mateo for precautionary X-rays.

Autumn Flame suffered a fractured cannon bone in the spill and was euthanized. Tara's Harp was not injured.

* Jockey Ron Warren Jr. was expected to ride again on Thursday's card after taking off his Sunday mounts because of back spasms. Warren, injured when he was pulling up favored High Counsellor on Friday night, was excused from riding Saturday but tried to ride Sunday.