Trot Insider has learned that horsepeople in southern Ontario are planning an event in honour of Mark MacDonald
The event will take place at the Halton Country Inn (aka. 'The Rockpile') on Wednesday, July 6 and will get underway at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets to the dance, which will include food and a cash bar, are $20 and may be purchased at Tackmaster Equipment or from Jody Jamieson, Anthony MacDonald or Jack Belliveau.
Belliveau told Trot Insider that "if we raise a few dollars to offset some of Mark's expenses during his lengthy recovery period that would be great, but what we're really looking to do is to have a get together to show him that we're thinking about him and supporting him during this difficult time."
MacDonald, who has been involved in enough wrecks to last a lifetime, was injured in a serious accident at Mohawk Racetrack on May 26 where he was thrown violently to the track before being taken to hospital. Among other injuries, the O'Brien Award winning driver suffered a dislocated shoulder, a broken nose and jaw, and damage to his arm and wrist. He was released from hospital on May 30 and is currently recuperating from his injuries at home.