By Ryan Martin/Fair Grounds Barn Notes

Jockey Florent Geroux took off all of his mounts for Thursday, Dec. 28 and Friday, Dec. 29 in order to be with his father, former jockey and trainer Dominique Geroux, in Paris, France who is in the hospital following an injury suffered when falling on Christmas morning.

Photographs by Martin Benjamin

Geroux’s agent, Doug Bredar is unsure as to when he would resume riding.

“His father fell on Christmas morning and some friends found him and took him to the hospital,” Bredar said. “It’s a day-to-day kind of thing and it’s really just a matter of what the doctors tell him regarding his father.”

Geroux was named the rider on five horses for Thursday’s card and was scheduled to ride two on the following day.