Jockey Rajiv Maragh has surgery on broken arm

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NEW YORK (AP) Jockey Rajiv Maragh has had surgery to repair a broken right arm sustained when he was unseated from his mount Wicked Strong in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Club at Belmont Park.

Maragh's agent, Tony Micallef, says the jockey had surgery Sunday to install plates and screws in his arm. Micallef says he doesn't know how long the rider will be sidelined.

Wicked Strong clipped heels with Moreno about halfway through the 1 1/4-mile race on Saturday, causing Maragh to fall. Moreno was disqualified from fourth and placed last for having angled in on Wicked Strong.

The 29-year-old jockey is fourth in the riders' standings at the Belmont fall meet with 15 wins and purse earnings of over $1.4 million. Maragh won the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational one race before he was hurt Saturday.