Wednesday night race card at Saratoga was marred by a bad looking accident that took place in the evening’s ninth race. Just past the three quarter pole, pocket sitting Rozewood (Billy Dobson) was starting to fade and appeared to go down to his knees, causing an ugly chain reaction that resulted in four drivers being unseated and four horses that did not finish. While all four horses were corralled without major incident, the extent of the injuries to the drivers involved is currently unknown. It appeared that Dobson and Brian Cross got the worst of it while Bruce Aldrich Jr.and Cory Stratton, who were also unseated, did appear to walk away without major injury. All drivers involved in the accident were transported to the local hospital. Further updates will follow in the coming days. Best wishes to all involved in the spill. To view the accident click here. Live racing continues on Thursday night at Saratoga with a first post time of 7:05pm. by Mike Sardella
North Island harness racing reinsman James Stormont and Todd Mitchell starred on Breakfast this morning and discussed the horrific crash they were involved in at Alexandra Park last Friday. Also disscussed is the herroic act of Todd Mitchell in saving his friend and fellow driver. Here is a link to the news article
Hamburg, NY---Tim Bojarski, President Upstate New York Harness Writers Association, reports, 'I was at ECMC last night to see harness racing driver Jack Flanigen.
In the third race here at Buffalo Raceway (Friday, July 12), a New York Sire Stake race worth $57,443, an accident involving four horses and harness racing drivers, sent drivers Jack Flanigen, and Ray Fisher, Jr., to the hospital after a bad spill at the top of the stretch.
A terrible crash at the Buffalo Raceway was captured on video.
Betterthancheddar, who finished eighth in the hotly-contested $500,000 Ben Franklin Pace Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, has been retired from racing.
If you decide to drop a claim slip in with the judges, it's fair to say that you've done all your homework first. You've looked at pedigree; studied past performances; watched how the horse makes it around the oval for several weeks and generally have the feel that you can get him to be competitive in a higher class in rapid fashion.
Two Victorian harness racing horses have been rescued after becoming trapped in their float when it rolled in icy conditions north-west of Melbourne.
Queensland reinsman Bruce Birch is set to go under the knife. The New Zealand born harness racing horseman was left with a broken collarbone and three cracked ribs after a race fall at Albion Park when driving Gold Pay on December 1, 2012.
Getthemoney was about to take the lead with a huge move on the outside when the trotter suddenly went down on the first turn at Monticello Raceway. It happened so quickly and violently that the harness racing drivers and horses behind Getthemoney had no chance of escaping the wreck.
Not even the loss of her regular driver, Bruce Aldrich, Jr., would prevent Tracy's Song, the winningest horse in all of pari-mutuel racing world-wide this year, from posting her 18th consecutive victory with a one and three-quarter length triumph Monday afternoon at Monticello Raceway.
Seven harness racing drivers were involved in a racing accident at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon.
Billy Davis Jr., who was involved in a racing accident last night at Mohawk, is still recovering and will not be available for tonight's harness racing card at the Campbellville oval.
It's never too late to be safe, especially when it comes to the safety of your harness racing horses and yourself and your horse trailer. With the stakes season upon us in North America and racing year-round across the globe it's always a good thing to make sure your trailer is in tip top condition.
A nearly horrific accident marred the fourth race $10,000 claiming pace at Freehold Raceway Saturday. Fortunately all eight harness racing drivers and horses were able to walk off the track and none required the assistance of an ambulance.
Three-year-old pacers from the barn of Bob Phillips captured the first pair of 2013 ICF stake races when Big Brad breezed in the $12,000 Taurus Bomber and Big Zipper held on in the $12,000 Direct Balance. However when I caught up with the veteran harness racing conditioner I learned that all the news out of Phillips stable wasn't good.