06/07/2002 11:00PM

WNBC: Velazquez in another spill


Jockey John Velazquez was involved in a spill for the second straight day, this time aboard Imadeed in the $66,150 WNBC Stakes, won by Too Scarlet.

Velazquez was aboard Imadeed, who had a short lead in upper stretch when she fractured both sesamoids in her right foreleg and broke down, unseating Velazquez and hurling him to the ground. Pleasant County fell over Imadeed, unseating jockey Eibar Coa. Coa was hit in the left shoulder by Pleasant County's flailing legs and may have separated a shoulder. He took off his remaining mounts.

Pleasant County fractured her skull and was killed instantly. Velazquez injured his right leg and ankle and was limping noticeably after being treated by first-aid. He took off the remainder of his mounts.

On Friday, Velazquez was involved in a spill during the running of the Flash Stakes. That day, Velazquez was taken to North Shore University Hospital where X-rays on his right knee were negative.

Velazquez had taken off his first three mounts on Saturday to visit a chiropractor.

Too Scarlet, a New York-bred daughter of Colonial Affair, came through an opening along the rail turning for home, and drew off to win by 1 3/4 lengths over 2-1 favorite Ellie's Moment. Too Scarlet covered the mile in 1:37.13.