May 4, 2011 2:34 PM by Adam Knapik

Kentucky Derby jockey thrown from horse

Jockey Robby Albarado has been injured after his mount tossed him off before Wednesday's third race at Churchill Downs.
Albarado was aboard Smoke'n Al when he got thrown forward and
then the horse stepped on him during the post parade.
A track spokesman says Albarado was taken to a local hospital
for treatment of a facial injury. He was conscious after the fall.
Albarado is scheduled to ride Animal Kingdom in Saturday's
Kentucky Derby.
Earlier this month, Albarado was arrested on charges he
assaulted his wife during an argument at the couple's home. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment.

The Kentucky Derby airs this Saturday right here on NBC.



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