Involved in a race accident in the third race at Pompano Park on Monday night, Bruce Ranger is in a Pompano Beach area hospital Tuesday morning after suffering a broken pelvis and lumbar vertebrae, according to Pompano Park director of racing operations John Yinger.
The accident began at the three-eighths when driver Bryce Fenn attempted to tip Mini Shark to the outside from third. The horse appears to have touched the sulky wheel of the horse ahead of him which then led to him stumbling and falling to the racetrack. Ranger was sitting fifth with Diamond Dude and was unable to avoid the fallen horse, as did the David Ingraham-driven Forward Bliss.
Fenn and Ingraham were able to drive their remaining mounts on the card. There has been no reports of injuries to any of the horses involved.
The accident left just three horses the remainder of the contest, which was a $6,000 leg of a conditioned-claimer late-closer. A Weekend and Buddy's Hope, respectively the one-two favorites, finished first and second, with Mach It Paiden third in the 1:57.3 mile.