Saratoga horsemen donating to Anthony Coletta Fund

04:42 AM 04 Dec 2013 NZDT
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SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York (December 3, 2013) – The drivers at Saratoga Casino and Raceway will donate 5% of their drivers fee on Wednesday, December 4 to fellow horsemen Anthony Coletta. Coletta, 31, from Jersey City, NJ, was critically injured in a four-horse accident at Harrah’s Philadelphia Racetrack on Sunday, November 17 when he was thrown from his sulky and then trampled by a trailing horse.

In addition to the estimated $3,000 driver’s donation, The Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association (SHHA) will contribute $500. The money will benefit "Stay Strong A. Coletta", a fund set up by Coletta’s parents to help pay for medical expenses and other bills. Coletta sustained trauma to his brain and has been in a coma since the accident. He also has multiple fractures.

 “Anthony is in our thoughts and prayers and we’re all hoping for a speedy recovery for him.” said SHHA President Barry Segel. “The horsemen and drivers at Saratoga Casino and Raceway are happy to help. We’re also selling Stay Strong Coletta bracelets to show our support and raise additional funds for the cause.”

Friends and family have set up a Facebook page,  Thoughts And Prayers For Anthony Coletta / FACEBOOK for updates on Coletta’s condition and to show support for him and his family.

Saratoga Casino and Raceway, located on Crescent Avenue in Saratoga Springs, NY, features over 1,700 slots, electronic table games, Vapor Night Club, two full-service restaurants with buffets, a casual dining restaurant, three full-service bars, deli and a variety of guest services including valet parking and coat check. Operating hours for the gaming facility are 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. every day. Simulcast races can be viewed seven days a week and live harness racing runs March through mid-December.

From Saratoga Raceway and SHHA

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