01/11/2006 12:00AM

Two injured at Turf Paradise


Turf Paradise's leading rider, Glenn Corbett, and its leading apprentice, Kristina Kenney, suffered injuries in a spill in the track's fourth race Tuesday, while a third fallen rider, Joel Campbell, escaped without injury.

Corbett was on the lead when his mount, Jay R, broke down near the three-eighths pole. Kenney's mount, Restlessinseattle, was following and could not avoid the fallen horse and rider. Campbell and his mount, Steve's Memo, fell over the first two fallen horses and riders.

Kenney, 23, suffered two cracked ribs, a punctured lung, and injured vertebrae. She was hospitalized at John C. Lincoln Hospital and is expected to be out two to three months, according to Vince Francia, Turf Paradise's director of publicity.

Corbett, 41, suffered cuts and bruises but was released Tuesday night. Campbell, 29, walked away from the incident.

Jay R was euthanized. Restlessinseattle and Steve's Memo escaped serious injury.