From The Blood-HorseMike Luzzi

Santa Anita Park has announced that 2015 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award winner Mike Luzzi will travel west from his home in New York to receive the prestigious Woolf Award trophy in a ceremony between races April 12.

Sidelined because of a broken leg and fractured pelvis sustained in a paddock accident Nov. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack, Luzzi has undergone reconstructive surgery and is rehabbing for a return to the saddle at some point this year.

Presented annually by Santa Anita since 1950, the Woolf Award is one of the most coveted honors in all of racing, as it recognizes those riders whose careers and personal character have earned esteem for both the individual and the sport of Thoroughbred racing.

It is expected that Luzzi, who has won 3,420 career races, will be accompanied  by his wife Tania, and children Larue and Lane.