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Los Alamitos jockey critically injured in one-horse spill

Updated: December 21, 2008, 9:46 PM ET
By Steve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. -- Quarter Horse jockey Sam Thompson was in critical condition at Los Alamitos Medical Center on Sunday evening after being thrown from his mount in a one-horse spill on Saturday, according to Los Alamitos track officials.

According to a friend of Thompson's, the 35-year-old jockey suffered a neck injury. Members of his family were flying to Southern California on Sunday to be at his side. The extent of Thompson's injury was not immediately known.

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