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Jockey Velazquez having spleen removal surgery after he's thrown from horse at Breeders' Cup
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, November 2, 2013 6:06 PM EST
Jockey John Velazquez was undergoing surgery to have his spleen removed hours after he was thrown from his horse in a race at the Breeders' Cup.
Cordero says Velazquez was immediately taken to surgery for the spleen removal.
The 41-year-old New York-based jockey has won most of the nation's major stakes, including 13 Breeders' Cup races.
The filly, Secret Compass, was euthanized on the track after breaking her leg during the $2 million Juvenile Fillies.