Jean-Michel Bazire,one of the top drivers in France and the man in the sulky when Moni Maker captured the 1999 Prix d'Amerique, began the 2014 racing season by winning the first race at the Vincennes track in Paris on New Year's Day, but later that day had to be taken to the hospital.
Bazire, 42, fainted as he was preparing to drive in the last race of the day. Since he suffered a stroke in the summer of 2012, while driving in a race at the Enghien track in Paris, the fainting episode was taken seriously and he was taken by ambulance to Henri Mondor Hospital.
The Swedish trotting publication Trav Ronden reported that Bazire spent the evening at the hospital and underwent computed tomography tests. On Thursday morning Paris Turf reported that Bazire will undergo more tests, but was feeling fine and would likely be discharged from the hospital that day.