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Frisco Bash
Frisco Bash is a Staff writer for Horse Racing Radar
Friday, July 30, 2021

Jockeys Heriberto Figueroa and Tomas Meija, who were injured in a spill last Sunday at Monmouth Park and rushed by ambulance to a local hospital, are recovering well and nearing their return to the races. 


Figueroa has recovered his strength and is ready to resume riding Friday.


"He's doing fine and ready to ride again," said John Salamone, Figueroa's agent, per TDN. "He's 100%."


Figeuroa has the following mounts at Monmouth Park this weekend.


Friday 7/30:

Race 4, riding GRAND UNION for trainer Juan Avila


Saturday 7/31:

Race 2, riding BARAHIN for trainer Alison Escobar

Race 12, riding TUESDAY'S ROSE, for trainer Wayne Potts


Sunday 8/1:

Race 3, riding DON'T TELL GRANDMA, for trainer Wayne Potts


Tomas Meija is close, but not yet fully recovered. According to his agent Robert Tuccille, Meija's return will be delayed another week, owing to soreness.


"He is feeling a lot better, but we're going to take the safe approach and not rush back so he will not ride this weekend," said Tuccille. "He's just sore, so we'll give it another week. The plan is for him to resume riding next weekend."


Kendrick Carmouche is another rider on the road to recovery. He was injured in a spill at Belmont Park back on June 5th. He is drawing closer to his return. Last week he updated fans on twitter: 




Kendrick also encouraged fans to follow his Instagram account, where he would provide the updates for his recovery:


Lane Luzzi, who sustained a fracture in his clavicle due to a spill on July 2nd at Lone Star Park, was reportedly cleared to ride on July 28th. Luzzi retweeted the news: 


"I plan on possibly riding at Prairie Meadows (Altoona, Iowa) and then get to Oklahoma City a little over a week before the season to work horses and get ready," Luzzi said. 


"Luckily, the collarbone didn't require surgery. You never really want to get hurt but the timing of this was ideal. I missed the last week and a half at Lone Star. I would have had to work to fill the time before the start of the Remington Park season, so I'm using this opportunity to rest and get ready."


Source: Dale Day, Remington Park, Paulick Report, Daily Racing Form, Thoroughbred Daily News


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