Three Jockeys Hospitalized due to Two Spills at Ascot, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-05


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Three Jockeys Hospitalized Due to Two Spills at Ascot ASCOT PARK, Northampton, Ohio, June 4. — The two accidents occurring on the inaugural program of this meeting on Saturday caused the death of one horse, B. E. Fannings La Pacifica, and placed three riders on the casualty list. Reports from St. Thomas Hospital in nearby Akron reveal that jockey Alec Shelton suffered multiple fractures of the ribs and a fractured vertabrae. Jockey Jose Pelaez has a fracture of the tibia in his left leg, "while veteran Lou Pikor received contusions on his left shoulder and a concussion of undetermined seriousness. Jockey Billy Taylor, who figured in the three-horse spill with Shelton and Pikor in the first race, was uninjured and rode out his mounts on the program. Pelaez was injured in the seventh race when his mount, Mrs. M. Pauls Dark Buckle, ran up on the heels of another horse, stumbled and unseated Pelaez.

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