04/28/2004 11:00PM

Two jockeys injured in Bay Meadows spill


SAN MATEO, Calif. - Jockeys David Lopez and Alfredo Miranda were taken to Stanford Hospital after their horses fell Thursday during the seventh race at Bay Meadows.

Lopez suffered a serious head injury according to Bay Meadows track physician Dr. David Seftel and was listed in critical but stable condition after his mount, Perfect Judgment, apparently clipped heels when in tight between Santano and Danzhound heading into the turn in a five-furlong turf sprint for $32,000 claimers.

Lopez, who suffered concussions in Dec. 14 and March 28 falls at Golden Gate Fields, was to undergo a CAT scan and MRI on Thursday night.

Miranda suffered contusions to his right hip and lower back and was listed in stable condition after his mount, Ghostly Smile, tripped over the fallen Perfect Judgment. He was scheduled to undergo precautionary X-rays.

Both fallen horses and Dance With Pride, who steadied sharply to avoid the fallen horses then was bumped by Ghostly Smile as he got to his feet, appeared to be uninjured.