Jockey Rajiv Maragh “Out Indefinitely” after Arm Surgery
Jockey Rajiv Maragh Out Indefinitely after Arm Surgery (NYRA Press Release): Jockey Rajiv Maragh underwent surgery Sunday morning at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y. to repair a broken right arm suffered when he was unseated during the Grade 1, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park.
“They put in a couple of plates and some screws and he seems to be fine,” said Maragh’s agent, Tony Micallef. “We don’t know yet how long he will be out.”
Maragh suffered the injury about halfway through the running of the 1 1/4-mile Jockey Club Gold Cup, when he fell from his mount, Wicked Strong, who had clipped heels with Moreno. Moreno, who went on to finish fourth behind winner Tonalist, was disqualified and placed last for having angled in on Wicked Strong.
Maragh, 29, is the fourth-leading rider at the Belmont fall meet with 15 victories and purses earned of more than $1.4 million. One race earlier on Saturday’s card, the native of Kingston, Jamaica, won the Grade 1, $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational aboard Main Sequence.
Lady and The Track wishes Rajiv Maragh a healthy and speedy recovery.
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