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Brodie MacPhee sent to hospital after accident

02:26 AM 04 Oct 2013 NZDT
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Brodie MacPhee was injuried in accident Thursday

Charlottetown, PE –  An accident in race five, involving two horses, sent one driver to hospital Thursday at Charlottetown Driving Park.

E Ls Colton, in line to Brodie MacPhee, and Dr Wilbur D, with John Holmes in the bike, got tangled up going into the paddock turn past the half sending both drivers to the racetrack. MacPhee, who was alert and talking after the spill, was transported by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth hospital to be checked out by the medical team. Holmes walked away from the incident but booked off for the rest of the night. E Ls Colton and Dr Wilbur D were not injured.

Machinthesand, under the command of Jason Hughes, won the feature race Thursday.

The four-year-old gelding toured the CDP oval in an impressive 1:55.4. Hughes decided to put Mach in the Sand on the point and cruised through fractions of 28, 57.2 and 1:26.4 to hold off Artners in Crime (Ron Matheson) for the victory. Sterling Seelster (Marc Campbell) and Private Joke (Michael McGuigan) were third in the dead-heat. Machinthesand recorded his sixth win from 26 starts for Noonan Holdings Ltd- Russell and Karen Noonan, Middelton, PE.

Majian Dillon, with James Ripley in the bike, pulled off a big upset in the trot class. The longshot paid $240.30 to win. Dunmore Alpha was second with Wonderous Hanover third. The time of the mile was 2:02.4. Majian Dillon is owned by Marylea Ripley, Amherst, N.S.

Driver Vaughn Doyle reached a career milestone aboard Mach Vegas in race 9. The Charlottetown native recorded his 1,000th win in gate to wire fashion in 1:57.3. The pacer is owned by Nicholas Oakes, PE and Visigoth Racing Stable, Ontario.

By Lee Drake for Red Shores


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