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Feb 08, 2013

Dominguez begins Rehabilitation Program

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Eclipse Award winning jockey Ramon Dominguez has been moved from a unit within New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center to a rehabilitation hospital in suburban New York.

Sharon Dominguez, the jockey's wife, said her husband was transferred last week to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, N.Y. to begin inpatient therapy for a skull fracture.

"Ramon continues to do well and is improving every day," said Sharon Dominguez. "He was transferred to Burke on Wednesday, completed initial evaluations on Thursday, and started a brain injury rehabilitation program on Friday. As Ramon takes the next steps in his treatment, he and I would like to thank everyone again for the continued support and prayers. Although his injury will take time to heal, Ramon is on the road to a full recovery."

Dominguez was injured when his mount, Convocation, appeared to clip heels with the eventual winner, Sovereign Default. during the running of the seventh race on Jan. 18 at Aqueduct. The jockey was unseated when his mount stumbled and fell.

Dominguez is a three-time winner of the Eclipse Award as champion jockey, including 2012.

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