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UPDATED: Miller injured in Yonkers Raceway accident

05:11 PM 16 Apr 2014 NZST
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Andy Miller was injured in an accident at Yonkers Tuesday
YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, April 15, 2014--Here's an update regarding driver Andy Miller, who was injured in a Yonkers Raceway accident Tuesday night.

According to Miller's wife, Julie, as well as trainer Scott DiDomenico, Andy Miller broke a pair of lumbar vertebrae in his back. As of this writing, he is awaiting transfer from Lawrence Hospital (Bronxville, NY) to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in northern Manhattan for further evaluation and treatment.

Andy Miller has feeling in all his extremities, and is obviously in a lot of pain.

Driving Marmara Denizi--a 3-year-old gelding co-owned and trained by his brother, Erv--Miller was in the back of the field and unseated during the $10,000, first race pace.

Also unseated was George Brennan, who was driving 13-10 favorite In the Clear.

In The Clear was a tight-pocket second down the backside the second time when he looked to slip out and appeared to step on the wheel of a first-up Fiftyshadesofhay (Dan Dube). In the Clear went down, as did Brennan, who did get up and resume his assignments for the evening.

Miller did not lose consciousness, and none of the horses appeared to be injured.

The race was won by Keystone Dalton (Jason Bartlett, $9.30) in a maiden-breaking 1:59.

by Frank Drucker, for Yonkers Raceway







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