MGM Yonkers Raceway has reported that a multiple-horse accident took place in the eighth race on Friday night (Nov. 17) and led to a 'No Contest' being declared.
The horses and drivers involved in the accident were Oaxacan Dream N and Jim Marohn Jr., Two Proud and Matt Kakaley, Man Dontforget Me and Bob Di Nozzi, and Silent Crossing and Tyler Buter. Due to the accident, the final race on the program was cancelled.
An update on the condition of the horses and drivers involved in the spill was provided on Saturday morning. According to a report from the Standardbred Owners Association of New York President Joe Faraldo, Marohn Jr. sustained broken forearms and a thumb and will require surgery to repair the bones, which may happen on Saturday. Buter suffered broken ribs and a collarbone and also has back pain. Di Nozzi also suffered broken ribs. Kakaley was banged up but did not require a stay in the hospital.
All of the horses involved -- Oaxacan Dream N, Two Proud, Man Dontforget Me and Silent Crossing -- are believed to have escaped without serious injury.
Racing is scheduled to resume at Yonkers on Monday, Nov. 20. Yonkers will also have a card on Tuesday, Nov. 21 before the track goes dark the remainder of the week for Thanksgiving.
Please join Standardbred Canada in wishing all drivers and horses involved a full and speedy recovery.
(With files from Yonkers Raceway)