Churchill Downs Press Release

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Jockey Miguel Mena continues to recover from multiple right ankle fractures that he suffered in a spill at Fair Grounds in March and hopes to return for the September Meet at Churchill Downs.

“I’m just ready to get back to action,” said Mena, who visited the Churchill Downs Jockey’s Room on Friday for the first time since his injury. “I am finally able to put some weight back on my foot. I had surgery in March but was in a pretty bulky brace until this week. I’m able to put on a regular shoe now, too. I’m going to continue rehabbing and getting stronger. Hopefully I’ll be able to come back for the September Meet.”

Mena, a regular rider at Churchill Downs, was one of the leading rider at Fair Grounds with 29 wins before his injury. The 31-year-old native of Peru has won 1,844 races in his 16-year career including the 2011 Stephen Foster Handicap (GI) with Pool Play.