Pedroza Out with Broken Leg

From Santa Anita Publicity
ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2014) – Jockey Martin Pedroza reportedly will be sidelined for an indefinite period after a starting gate mishap aboard first-time starter Sargentina in Friday’s eighth and final race.

The 48-year-old jockey suffered a fracture in his left leg, “low by the shin,” according to his agent, Richie Silverstein.

“Doctors said it was a straight break; he was lucky,” he said. A cast is expected to be placed on the leg “in three or four days.”

Through 28 racing days, Pedroza had six wins, four seconds and nine thirds from 58 rides. He was scheduled to ride 3-1 morning line second choice Blueskiesnrainbows in today’s San Antonio Stakes, his only mount.