Woman racer thrown from mount
Canada's leading woman harness racing driver Clare Macdonald remained a patient in Saint John General Hospital Sunday recovering from injuries received in a race spill at Exhibition Park Raceway on Saturday.
MacDonald, a native of Antigonish, suffered a concussion and injured ribs when she was thrown from her mount and dragged across the racing surface. Halley MacDonald said her mom was unconscious for more than an hour, but is making a speedy recovery in hospital, where she will remain under observation.
Clare is the only Canadian harness driver to record more than 1,000 victories, She was to have participated in the Mildred Williams Series at Truro and Inverness this week when many of the top woman drivers from Canada are to participate in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
On the racing scene. Paul Gray's St. Pete Star was third in the Jamie Walker Memorial at Inverness on Sunday. Aahm Cruising won the feature in 1:57.3 by three lengths.
At Saint John, Raceon Star finished second for Doug Polley Jr. in a conditioned race while Phightphillie was fifth in the Open Mares Pace for Clayton Stevens of Pugwash.