Jockey Dominguez Recovering After Spill

Rider was injured at Wyoming Downs.

By Greg Thompson,

Jockey Uriel Dominguez has begun the process of rehabilitation after sustaining a broken pelvis that required surgery in a spill that happened on June 22 in the 870-yard Bear River Handicap at Wyoming Downs in Evanston, Wyoming.

“The horse that I was on (First Down Man) and I clipped heels in the race and went down pretty hard,” said the 20-year-old rider. “I had to have surgery to repair the broken pelvis, which required a plate and three screws in my pelvic socket. The doctors told me that I should be out for up to three to six months.”

Dominguez, a native of Salt Lake City, Utah, was riding first call for top Northwest trainer Ron Moosman. The jockey has been riding at tracks in his native Utah along with Idaho, New Mexico, Colorado and a few races at Los Alamitos. His top win thus far in his young career came about JR Dynasty Mountain in the Adequan Les Bois Derby Challenge last year.

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