Churchill Press Release

by Kevin Kerstein, Churchill Downs Communications

Veteran rider

Jockey Florent Geroux 

was back working horses Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs and is scheduled to return to the races on Saturday after suffering a broken sternum three weeks ago during a training mishap at Keeneland.

“I’m just very thankful it wasn’t worse,” said Geroux, who worked as an on-air analyst for a French television station during this year’s Breeders’ Cup. “It felt good to get back riding this morning and get back to work. It was a bummer to miss riding at the Breeders’ Cup but I’ll be back next year.”

Geroux has three calls for Saturday’s card at Churchill Downs.