Accident at Saratoga harness track
August 08, 2013
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The Wednesday night race card at Saratoga was marred by an accident that looked horrific, but thankfully did not cause any life-threatening injuries. It 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 was immediately 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. (Saratoga)