OCEANPORT, N.J. – Isaac Castillo, the second-leading rider at Monmouth Park, will miss “two to three weeks” with a cervical injury following a spill on Sunday, according Dr. Angelo Chinnici, the track’s Medical Director.
Castillo was injured when the Gregg Sacco-trained Insatiable took a bad step and stumbled in Sunday’s ninth race, pitching Castillo forward onto the turf course. He was taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune City for X-rays, which revealed the cervical injury.
Chinnici said Castillo will be closely monitored by orthopedic specialists during his recovery.
The spill came a day after Castillo set a personal best with six winners on the Monmouth Park card. He is second in the Monmouth Park jockey standings with 30 winners, eight behind leading rider Paco Lopez.
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Isaac Castillo rode #7 Leader of The Band to the win in the $100,000 Lady’s Secret Stakes at Monmouth on June 11, 2022. Photo By Bill Denver/ EQUI-PHOTO