By Daniel Ross, ThoroughbredRacing.com
Thursday May 15, 2008 was the last day that Twei Lian-Reavey spent pain free.
The following morning, as dawn unfurled over Santa Anita Racetrack, a horse she had just pushed into a canter stood on a shoe and took a somersault, throwing her to the dirt. Stunned, sore, Lian-Reavey crawled off the track on her hands and knees and ambled slowly back to the barn, impatiently brushing off the attention of on-track paramedics. While unable to ride her remaining horses that morning, she made it to work the next day, and the next.
The following Monday though, when still in some discomfort, X-rays revealed that she had suffered multiple fractures of the spine.
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