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Hot Springs Jockey-Turned-Trainer Hospitalized in Louisiana

David Whited, 71, is in a medically-induced coma at the LSU Trauma Center in Shreveport.
SHREVEPORT, LA - A thoroughbred racing jockey-turned-trainer from Hot Springs is hospitalized in Shreveport after reportedly being kicked in the head by a horse.

David Whited, 71, was found unconscious on the ground at Louisiana Downs Tuesday night.

A news release from Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs announced that a fund has been established to help Whited, who is in a medically induced coma at the LSU Trauma Center.

Anyone wishing to make a contribution can a send donation to:
David Whited Special Fund
C/O Arkansas Racetrack Chaplaincy
P.O. Box 20564
Hot Springs, AR 71903

Whited, who rode nearly more than 3,700 winners, is best known as the trainer of multiple stakes winner All About Allie and Hezunusual, who gave jockey Calvin Borel his 5,000th career victory during the 2013 meet at Oaklawn, the news release stated.

The Daily Racing Form (DRF) reports that Whited may have been injured while unloading a horse he had brought to the track. The information was provided by Whited's family, who also said that was not yet confirmed and they were still learning details of what happened. Whited's family also told DRF that his vital signs are strong and he was to undergo more testing today.

Whited has lived in Hot Springs for 36 years. He won the 1975 Arkansas Derby on board Promised City.
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