Sunday, December 28, 2008
Jon's father fell yesterday and fractured his skull. He was airlifted to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition. But it's not a good condition to be in.
We went to the racetrack to get our minds off things. This jockey above, who's the top jockey in the country, was on a horse that suddenly tried to jump the inside fence, fell and rolled on him. He survived, incredibly, but with fewer teeth and lots of injuries. I took this picture right before the race. He was walking backwards and laughing.
In the next race a really great filly that was leading had to be suddenly pulled up-- a leg fracture, her racing career over, but will likely survive as a brood mare.
Life is so fragile, isn't it?