Julien Leparoux's status for Saturday's Preakness is uncertain after the jockey was thrown from his mount in Friday's Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico.
Leparoux is scheduled to ride Pleasant Prince.
He was aboard Diva Delite on Friday when the filly fell about midway through the race, throwing Leparoux to the track.
A friend of Leparoux, Fanny Salmon, spoke to him after he returned to the jockey quarters and took him to the hospital.
"He broke a tooth, and he's experiencing some chest pains," Salmon said. "He has a bruise and they want to take X-rays to know exactly what's wrong with him."
Lukas predicts end of NTRA
D. Wayne Lukas has no shortage of opinions about the state of horse racing. He will gladly expound on any topic, at the drop of his familiar cowboy hat.
After the discussion shifted away from his two long shots in the Preakness — 10-1 Dublin and 30-1 Northern Giant — Lukas focused on the leadership void in the sport.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, the sport's league office, exerts very little control over individual racetracks. The very existence of the NTRA is threatened by the recent decision of several tracks, led by Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby, to withdraw from the organization.
Lukas would like see a stronger central body similar to the NFL and pointed to former baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth as the kind of chief executive racing needs.
"The NTRA, I think is history," Lukas said. "I think the bell tolled this past week when Churchill and those tracks did not go back in. If I were those guys (NTRA), I wouldn't be putting meat in my freezer or taking my dry cleaning out."
No more 'Bo-Rail'?
If Calvin Borel is to be believed, you won't see him riding Preakness favorite Super Saver along the rail for victory as he did in the mud at the Kentucky Derby.
For Borel, a different track means a change in strategy.
"I wouldn't ride it like I ride Churchill, to stay on the fence," Borel said. "I think it's a little heavier here on the fence from my racing and working Street Sense (in 2007) on it. I think the fence is a little deeper than Churchill. I'm not going to ride him like I did the last time, on the fence, I don't believe."
Schoolyard Dreams arrives
Schoolyard Dreams was the last in the 12-horse field to arrive at Pimlico, reaching the stables about 7:30 a.m. Friday from Monmouth Park, a day earlier than originally scheduled.