Wishing Douglas Well
By The Editors
At racetracks across the country last Saturday, jockeys honored Rene Douglas and other injured riders by holding winner’s circle tributes and wearing patches on their boots in support of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. At Belmont Park, many also wished Douglas well in a video card put together by Ricmo1, friend of the Bug Boys:
Douglas, hurt when his mount clipped heels and fell during the Matron Stakes at Arlington Park on May 23, was moved out of intensive care earlier this week. While his overall health continues to improve, the rider still has no feeling in his legs due to spinal injury.
To keep up with news on Douglas and fundraising efforts to aid the jockey and his family, follow the Rene Douglas Get Well Card on Facebook.