A Lafayette jockey is in intensive care after falling from his horse during a race in Iowa, Saturday night.
A friend and fellow jockey says that Marlon St. Julien remains in intensive care tonight after undergoing spinal surgery.
St. Julien has won nearly 2,500 races and 47 million dollars during his racing career. In 2000, he was the first African American rider in the Kentucky Derby in over 79 years.
Prairie Meadows, the track where the incident happened posted to their Twitter page asking for prayers as he recuperates.
The Prairie Meadows racing family asks that you keep jockey Marlon St. Julien in your thoughts and prayers. He is recuperating from surgery after being injured Saturday evening. pic.twitter.com/AQKlNV68XG
— Prairie Meadows (@prmracing) May 21, 2018