Agent Steve Rushing said "It wasn't getting any better, so he saw a specialist who advised him to take some time off. Nothing is broken."
Dominguez injured the foot on November 14th, coming out of the gate on Desert Sunny, and still rode to victory at the New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct. The foot didn't bother him while he was riding, as he went 21 for 62 with two five-win days since the incident, but it hindered his walking.
"It hasn't got much better so I went and took an X-ray and while it wasn't broken the doctor said it was a pretty bad bruise. He recommended me take some time off to let it heal," Dominguez, 36, said.
During the break Dominguez will spend time with his wife and two children, and mentally prepare for what will likely be a third straight Eclipse Award-winning year. Dominguez missed three weeks earlier this year in March due to a broken collarbone sustained on March 18th.
Dominguez is one of North America's leading riders, winning 328 races (second to Russell Baze) from 1,363 mounts for more than $25 million. He has sewn up his fourth straight racing title on the New York Racing Association circuit and is a two-time Eclipse Award winner for outstanding jockey.
Overall though, Dominguez is happy. "I'm very, very happy with the way my year went. This year was a little better than last year, which was a really great year."