Legendary Maine horseman Donnie Richards, 80, was seriously injured Jan. 10 when he was kicked in the face by a horse he was hitching up, according to a Facebook page maintained by his daughter, Becky Richards Allyn.
Richards has undergone surgery twice for facial injuries at Maine Medical Center, where he remains hospitalized. He is stable following the most recent surgery for facial reconstruction Monday(Jan. 12), but cannot yet have visitors or calls.
Richards drove in his first race in 1951 and has 4,323 victories to his credit. His mounts have banked $4,393,710. Since the USTA began compiling trainer's statistics in 1991, Richards' pupils have won 839 races and banked $2,745,503.
Updates can be found on Facebook at Donnie Richards Recovery Page.