By Ryan Martin/Fair Grounds Barn Notes

Jockey Colby Hernandez made a successful return to the winner’s circle on Saturday afternoon following a broken collarbone that took place in a spill on Dec. 22.

Prior to his injury, Hernandez was the second leading rider on the meet with 18 wins, only one shy of Miguel Mena who is currently tied with Shaun Bridgmohan. Both have 34 wins this meet.

“It’s nice to be back up,” Hernandez said following the win. “Everything’s going well and it looks like the business is coming back. I’m hoping for more trips to the winner’s circle.”

Hernandez’s return to victory took place in Saturday’s third race aboard Reckless Ransom.

“He’s a nice horse, he does everything on his own and he’s pretty easy to ride,” Hernandez said. “He puts himself in the race where he needs to be and just goes on from there.”