Driver catapulted in horse crash

Last updated 18:16 07/03/2014

Relevant offers

Racing

Fresh Diademe primed for successful return Te Rapa results will set roster for holiday racing Volksraad fashioning reputation as broodmare sire Another All-Star showing likely at Alexandra Park Coulbeck has weight concerns with Pinsgold Neck injury rules Jim Collett out of classic race Lewy Risk can step up at Addington Canterbury dog Above All hot tip for Hobart Rogersons' Karaka Million prospects prove worth Brian Anderton eyes another Tapanui Cup race

A harness racing driver has been taken to hospital after a spectacular three-horse crash at Westport this evening.

Drivers Murray Pash, Samantha Ottley and John Dunn were involved in the pile up, which happened shortly after the start of the sixth race, when Ottley's horse Glencarrigh went down on its nose, with Pash's Can He Pay crashing over the top. Dunn, driving Benio Billie, was then catapulted out of his sulky, a few metres into the air.

Pash was taken from the track on a stretcher to an ambulance, which took him to hospital. He was conscious, Trackside channel reported. He had won the previous race.

Ottley was given a neck brace to wear, but was able to walk to the ambulance. She was treated on course and did not need to go to hospital.

Dunn had a sore hip.

All horses escaped without injury.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

How did you fare with your Melbourne Cup punting?

Nailed it, Protectionist you beauty

Not all bad, a nice little profit

Good and bad, I came out about even

Lost a little, but it could be worse

Crashed and burned, there's always next year though

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content