GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Monday, July 3, 2017) – Sasha Risenhoover, Lone Star Park’s leading female rider was unseated tonight when her mount, Degrees of Freedom ducked in and hit the temporary rail in the third race.
Risenhoover was transported by ambulance to Baylor Irving for further tests for a possible concussion. She was alert and talking in first aid before departing to the hospital.
Degrees of Freedom broke on top in the one mile turf race, leading the field before being passed by a rival at the quarter-pole, and while under a drive in upper stretch, ducked in and hit the temporary rail passing the chute and unseating Risenhoover.
A four-year-old filly by Arch, Degrees of Freedom was not injured in the incident. She is owned by Imaginary Stables of Ft. Lauderdale and trained by Karl Broberg.