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Jockey's and Trainer's Thread   Horse Racing

Started 3/9/12 by SmittyCat3; 270188 views.
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

3/9/12

Someone recently went looking for the old Jockey Thread - evidently it disappeared into the way back machine, so I thought I'd start a new one.

Garrett Gomez makes his first start since breaking his heel first week in January after winning something like 6 stakes wins in the first 10 days of the meet. I'm not sure he's 100% ready to ride but he was pushing his comeback for Out of Bounds, and now that OOB is out recovering from surgery, GG's obligated to ride for others...wishing him well. I hope he takes off his mounts if the pain gets to be too much...



Here's a nice video on Rosie Napravnik by the local news channel 
Derby132

From: Derby132

3/9/12

Good to see Garrett back and much luck to Rosie in NY.
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

3/9/12

Thanks Cindy, my worry beads will be getting a workout, that's for sure.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

3/9/12

GG abandons comeback after one race, says he'll try again in another week....  :(

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/67953/gomez-abandons-comeback-after-one-race

SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

3/9/12

Thanks - I don't think it was a big surprise to anyone - he couldn't even stand in the stirrups a week and a half ago.

I feel his pain ....but probably would have felt worse if he had to give up the mount on Out of Bounds in the San Felipe tomorrow.


gerchgo

From: gerchgo

3/9/12

Yep, being older now doesn't help with quick healing either......he needs to be patient, and work on strengthening that foot...
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

3/9/12

I wish you had his phone number, so you could tell him what you just said! (I'm sure his wife Pam is doing a good job of that though!)
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

3/9/12

Probably his PT guy/girl AND his doctor! :-)
GreybirdK

From: GreybirdK

3/9/12

Gary Stevens reported it's not riding that hurts, it's the long walks riders must take at Santa Anita to get back and forth from jockey room to track.  I wish GG well, he must have to be very careful about pain meds and it must be very frustrating.  Glad he is being so smart and good to himself.
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

3/9/12


Garrett said the heel doesn't hurt - it's the tendons and ligaments in his ankle (owwwch):

“Where he put the plate and screws in my heel isn’t what hurts,” he said. “The ligaments and tendons in the front left corner of my ankle are tight, and what I’m concerned about pain-wise is the impact and movement from the horse actually hitting the ground. On the Equicizer, I’m not in any pain.”

Read more: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/67924/gomez-returning-to-action-this-weekend#ixzz1og0EbCKd
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