Veteran jockey Bill Passmore was listed in good condition yesterday at Doctor's Hospital in Lanham with a fracture in the pelvic area after his mount in the fifth race flipped over in the starting gate at Bowie Race Course.
Passmore, 48, of Laurel was injured when the horse reared, then fell on his hips and legs. His mount was Inclavatating, a 2-year-old making her first start.
Passmore was rushed to the emergency room at Doctor's Hospital and later admitted. A spokesman there said he would remain a minimum of two days under observation.
Passmore, who has seven children and has been riding for 33 years, recently won his 3,000th race at the now-concluded Delaware Park meeting. He and Donald Miller Jr. are the leading jockeys at the Bowie meet, with 14 winners in 12 days of racing.
The fifth race at Bowie was won by Hot Money, an aptly named daughter of Christopher R. who was bet down to 6-to-5 odds despite it being her first start. The bay was ridden by veteran Nick Shuk, who underwent serious surgery on his jaw and throat early last month. Shuk, 51, was cheered as he returned to the winner's circle.
Humlum, a $13.80-for-$2 chance, drew away in the stretch to win the feature race by more than two lengths over Dancing Cutie.