Rider Thrown and Starter Kicked in Monmouth Mishap, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-23


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Rider Thrown and Starter Kicked in Monmouth Mishap " MONMOUTH PARK, Oceanport, N. J., June 22. — Apprentice jockey Roger LeBlanc was thrown from his mount, and starter Eddie Blind was seriously kicked, in an accident at the starting: gate in the second race at Monmouth Park today. LeBlanc, 21, from Haverhill, Mass., went down when Metaxa wheeled and kicked another horse, Miss Fran, under the gate. Blind was kicked in the ribs and suffered a possible fracture while helping remove Miss Fran from the starting stall. LeBlanc was taken to the Riverview Hospital in nearby Red Bank, N. J., with possible back injuries. The youngster just returned to riding this spring after being sidelined for nine months with serious injuries suffered in a spill last summer at Atlantic City. The mishap caused both Metaxa and Miss Fran to be scratched from the race and resulted in an almost unprecedented three-way Daily Double pay-off. Blind refused immediate medical attention and was present to start the field for the third race. LeBlanc was X-rayed, but was not admitted to the h£§pHal____

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