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Jan 25, 2013

Dominguez improving, moved to new hospital


Ozone Park, NY (Sports Network) - Eclipse Award winning jockey Ramon Dominguez continues to show improvement as he recovers from a fractured skull. The champion rider has been transferred from Jamaica Hospital in Queens to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan.

"Ramon is doing really well and resting comfortably," said the jockey's wife, Sharon Dominguez. "I can't thank the doctors and staff enough at Jamaica Hospital for the superb care they provided to Ramon, With an injury like this, we thought it was important to seek a second opinion, which is why we decided to change hospitals.

"We're so grateful for the concern, support, and well-wishes from the racing community and Ramon's fans. We will continue to provide periodic updates on his condition through NYRA. Ramon is improving steadily, but needs to rest as he recovers, and his doctors have prohibited him from having visitors at this time."

Dominguez was injured when his mount, Convocation, appeared to clip heels with the eventual winner, Sovereign Default. during the running of last Friday's seventh race at Aqueduct. The jockey was unseated when his mount stumbled and fell. The horse did not appear to be seriously injured and was walked off the track.

Last Saturday night, Dominguez was awarded his third straight Eclipse as champion jockey.

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