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Scott Stevens critical after spill


July 3, 2010     E-mail this page to a friend!

Scott Stevens and Moonlight Masquerade won the Minnesota Stallion Breeders and NCQHRA Derby on Memorial Day, May 31, 2010
(photo by Andrea Thelen, courtesy of Canterbury Park)
Jockey Scott Stevens is in critical condition at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, after suffering multiple injuries from a fall from the Thoroughbred Sombre in the sixth race at Canterbury Park on July 2.

His injuries include punctured lungs and broken ribs, vertebrae, and collarbones. He has feeling and movement in all of his limbs, according to Jeff Maday, media relations manager at Canterbury.

Jockeys Paul Nolan and Don Proctor were also hospitalized, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Both suffered apparent significant back injuries in the same incident as Stevens. Jockey Dean Butler also fell from his mount, but walked off under his own power.

Only two of the six starters finished the race. Sombre, a 4-year-old California bred filly by Amnesty out of Sonora Desert (by Desert God) had to be euthanized with a broken leg.