William Buick: Jockey home after fall from Permian at Arlington
William Buick is recovering at home after being injured in a fall from his mount Permian, who was fatally injured in the Secretariat Stakes at Arlington.
The jockey was unseated as Dante Stakes and Royal Ascot winner Permian, trained by Mark Johnston, broke down after crossing the line in last place.
Assistant trainer Charlie Johnston said Permian suffered a broken leg and was put down.
The Briton, 29, was taken to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington.
It was reported by the Daily Racing Form that Buick had suffered a fractured T12 vertebra, but would require no surgery, although there has been no official update on his injuries.
Buick is one of the leading jockeys in Britain, and a retained rider for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin team.
Permian won six of his 13 career starts, including when ridden by Buick to victory in the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot in June.