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Rider at Del Park needs thoughts and prayers

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  • Rider at Del Park needs thoughts and prayers

    A good friend of mine that has ridden quite a few races for me, even though only winning one (beaten at the wire on several though) went down in the 5th race yesterday.
    Eugene Olmo clipped heels with the eventual winner and the horse somersaulted on top of him. He was crushed and remains in a coma. (hospital induced). Every bone in his face was crushed, it is possible they won't save his right eye. Also at this time he has internal bleeding that they cannot find the cause of.

    Please pray for him and keep him in your thoughts.
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  • #2
    Ouch. Jingling for a complete recovery. Is he related to Christian Olmo?
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    • #3
      Many thoughts, prayers in jingles coming to him and his family and friends from Mass



      • #4
        Jingles sent his way...... Ouch is right!


        • #5
          Oh my, many jingles coming his way.

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          • #6
            Jingles for Eugene

            Hope he makes it. Jockeys are the bravest (or craziest) people in the world!


            • #7
              That's awful. Best wishes for his recovery, and hugs to his friends and family (and you!)
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Laurierace View Post
                Ouch. Jingling for a complete recovery. Is he related to Christian Olmo?
                Is he the same person? Christian Olmo JR. rode here. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.


                • #9
                  Jingles form NY OUCH!
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                  • #10
                    Lots of jingles. He use to ride for hubby.


                    • Original Poster

                      Yup, Christian Olmo is his younger brother.

                      Eugene seems to be doing well today. He went in for surgery earlier today and they repaired the artery that was causing the bleeding (nicked by a fractured piece of his neck apparently). They have scheduled his facial reconstruction for Friday at 1. His brother said that they allowed him to come out of the coma for a bit last night on his own and he was speaking, but has apparently forgotten english!
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                      • #12
                        Ouch! Sending jingles.
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                        • #13
                          Prayers sent for him, as well as Christian.


                          • #14
                            prayers and jingles from florida

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                            • #15
                              Jingles from NY!
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                              • #16
                                Thoughts and prayers for Eugene Olmo. Always sad to hear of injuries like this.


                                • Original Poster

                                  Wanted to post a quick update:
                                  The surgery on his face did go well. He is up and moving around now, speaking though his jaw is wired and I can't understand him well personally, but others can, and apparently his spanish is quite good.
                                  His memory on the other hand is not. He is very confused, and when his brother tells him something one day, he does not remember it the next. His girlfriend goes to visit him every day, yet he doesn't remember the next day that she has been by his side every day since going into the hospital.

                                  They did move him to a rehab center, and they will begin working on his memory. It is all in there, he is just having a hard time accessing it.
                                  Race training and retraining Thoroughbreds.


                                  • #18
                                    Well at least he is still in there. Jingling for a complete recovery.
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                                    • #19
                                      Many, many jingles. These reports are sounding good in light of the initial news. My uncle worked for years at Delaware Park, and is probably the reason I *DIDN'T* become a jockey. It caused some hard feelings for years. now every time I hear something like this all I can think is god bless the old man - he sure knew a hell of a lot more than I did at 14. My prayers are with Eugene and his family.
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