Jockey Martin Garcia has been hospitalized after an incident during training at Santa Anita Park Sept. 26.
Agent Thom Mitchell confirmed Garcia was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., but was unable to immediately provide further details, as he was en route to the hospital. California Horse Racing Board safety steward Luis Jauregui also indicated Garcia was taken to Huntington Memorial.
Before he headed to the hospital to check on Garcia, Mitchell told Alexis Garske with Santa Anita’s publicity department that the rider was unseated from a horse in the Santa Anita backstretch. Garcia was down on the main track for a time, placed onto a back board by paramedics, loaded into an ambulance, and taken off the track. Mitchell told Garske the rider was unconscious for some time, but regained consciousness before he was sent to the hospital.
This story will be updated.