Batista To Miss 3-6 Weeks With Double Fracture 

July 9, 2022

OCEANPORT, N.J. – Jockey Jose Batista will be sidelined three to six weeks after suffering fractures to both his heel and ankle after being unseated when his horse broke down in Friday’s sixth race at Monmouth Park, according to track Medical Director Dr. Angelo Chinnici.

Batista was injured when Sip’n Dip broke down and hit the rail in the early stages of the mile and sixteenth turf race on Friday. He was taken by ambulance to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch for X-rays following the incident.

Chinnici said Batista is “casted and resting” after being released from the hospital.

The 25-year-old Panamanian has eight wins from 76 mounts at the Monmouth Park meet. He has 41 winners from 298 mounts overall this year.

Tom Lucci/Monmouth Park
Jockey Jose Batista at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, NJ. Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO

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