Dr. Larry Bramlage taken to hospital after fall

Rood and Riddle’s noted equine surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage was transported to University Hospital in Louisville for observation on Thursday afternoon  after falling from a golf cart while on the Churchill Downs backstretch and hitting his head.

Bramlage, who is slated to be the American Association of Equine Practitioners on-call veterinarian  for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, was briefly knocked unconscious but was reported to be “conscious and alert” according to Churchill Downs officials and Kentucky Horse Racing Commission equine medical director Dr. Mary Scollay.

“From what I understand…he is being taken to the hospital to be check out,” said Scollay, who added that the fall took place in the barn area not far from the 5 1/2 furlong pole.