Jockey Julie Krone, who returned to racing just last week following surgery to repair an ankle shattered in a spill, apparently escaped serious injury Friday when her horse broke down during during fourth race at Gulfstream Park.
Krone, winner of the 1993 Belmont Stakes and Gulfstream’s leading jockey at the time of the accident, was taken to Memorial Hospital in Hollywood, where she was listed in fair condition.
Her injuries were described by her agent, Larry
Cooper, as a possible hairline fracture of the left wrist, a possible broken finger on her left hand and a bruised right hand.
Three other riders - Dave Penna, Heberto Castillo Jr. and Katy Sweeney - also fell but were unhurt and rode again later in the day.
Krone severely fractured her right ankle in a threehorse spill at Saratoga on Aug. 30, 1993. She resumed riding last May but was sidelined again in the fall when she required further surgery to remove two plates and 13 screws from her ankle.