CHICAGO (CBS) — An Arlington Park racetrack jockey was hospitalized and his horse was injured after an unusual accident during a race on Saturday.
Chris Emigh, 45, was thrown from Fitz’s Storm as they were coming around the far turn, when the 3-year-old horse suddenly ran through the temporary turf rail instead of running alongside it.READ MORE: COVID-19 Update: Indiana Announces 1,243 New COVID-19 Cases, 36 Additional Deaths
Trainer Scott Becker said the horse apparently became distracted by something he saw but, what that was, “we’ll never know.”READ MORE: Dolton Mayoral Candidate Giving Cash Prizes At Fundraiser After Previous Allegations Of Buying Votes
“Obviously, he seen something. There’s a lot of people there that day, big day down in the far turn. They got food trucks, and a picnic area. You just don’t know,” he said.