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Bejarano Seriously Injured At Del Mar
US jockey Rafael Bejarano suffered multiple facial fractures in a fall at Wednesday's opening day card at Del Mar, California, when his mount 8YO gelding Mi Rey (Louis Quatorze-My Honor, by Southern Halo) "broke down near the eighth pole", reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Bejarano was stretchered off the track & taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla for examination where X-rays showed he suffered fractures of the jaw, nose, and orbital bones in the mishap. Mi Rey "suffered a catastrophic injury to his right front leg & was euthanaised". A multiple Argentine Gr2 winner, Mi Rey won 10 of 37 starts and earned US$199,932.