Esgar Ramirez Injured in Training Accident

Rider suffers a broken pelvis at Zia Park.

Greg Thompson,

Jockey Esgar Ramirez is recovering after a broken pelvis.

Leading Quarter Horse rider Esgar Ramirez, winner of the 2010 All American Futurity (G1), was injured in a training accident that took place at Zia Park in Hobbs, New Mexico, on Friday morning.

According to his longtime agent, Kathy Bui, the 10th-leading jockey in the nation by earnings this year was rushed to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas, for treatment.

"It was initially thought that he had hurt his back," said Bui. "The horse he was riding fell on him, and that was how the injury occurred. He was taken to Lubbock, and had an assortment of X-rays and CT scans. His back in fine, but he did suffer a broken pelvis and will be out of riding for a while. He is in great spirits at the moment, and resting comfortably. We are all thankful that it wasn't as bad as it could have been."

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