Hall of Famer jockey Victor Espinoza suffered a fracture of the C-3 vertebra in his neck when he was thrown from his mount Bobby Abu Dhabi, which was deadly during a workout at about 9:05 Heart attack suffered  Sunday .
Espinoza, 46, was motionless for several minutes before being fitted with a neck brace and taken by ambulance to Scripps La Jolla Hospital. At 1:15 Pacific, about four hours after the incident, Espinoza's agent Brian Beach reported that Espinoza had been diagnosed with a fracture of the C-3 vertebra and a "stinger" on his left shoulder and arm who caused shoulder pain and deafness who were worried immediately after the accident.
"He has already recovered about 50 percent of the emotions," Beach said. "Doctors are optimistic that he'll recover pretty quickly, which is something footballers get all the time."
Beach said that Espinoza, who led the American Pharoah to the Triple Crown Championship in 201
Bobby Abu Dhabi, a 4-year-old son of Macho Uno, who was part of Gary Hartunian's Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen and was coached by Peter Miller, trained next Saturday for Class I $ 300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes.
Bobby Abu Dhabi worked in company with the stable mate El Huerfano, who was scratched on Saturday San Diego Handicap, as Bobby Abu Dhabi between the sixteenth pole and the wire.
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