Report: Marlon St. Julien Improving, Has Feeling In Limbs

by | 05.24.2018 | 5:28pm

Marlon St. Julien

The Daily Racing Form reported Wednesday that injured rider Marlon St. Julien is showing signs of improvement following a serious spill over the weekend at Prairie Meadows. Marcus Hersh writes St. Julien has movement in his limbs and is able to communicate.

The jockey remains in intensive care after undergoing surgery to address a spinal injury from the fall. Doctors will know more about his prognosis after inflammation goes down.

St. Julien was aboard Carbaugh in the ninth race Saturday when the horse was interfered with and St. Julien fell off head first. The rider of 2,468 winners with earnings just shy of $47 million, St. Julien has won multiple graded stakes races over the course of his career.

Marlon St. Julien Undergoes Spinal Surgery After Prairie Meadows Incident

by | 05.21.2018 | 2:32pm

Marlon St. Julien

Jockey Marlon St. Julien, 46, was involved in a serious spill on Saturday at Prairie Meadows, reports drf.com. In the ninth race, his mount Carbaugh was interfered with at the start and St. Julien went down hard.

“He went headfirst into the ground,” said his agent, Bobby Dean.

On Sunday, St. Julien underwent spinal surgery to fuse the C5 and C7 vertebrae, in an attempt to keep the pressure of his discs off his spinal cord. The rider was on a ventilator on Sunday, and his range of motion is under evaluation.

The rider of 2,468 winners with earnings just shy of $47 million, St. Julien has won multiple graded stakes races over the course of his career.

Read more at drf.com.