Updated on 06/03/2013 4:10PM

Monticello: Marohn Sr., Forte hurt in seven-horse accident

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Geri Schwarz
Jim Marohn Sr. suffered a concussion in a racing accident on Monday at Monticello Raceway.

Seven drivers were involved in a racing accident at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon. Only one of the eight trotters in the race finished and the race was declared a no-contest by the judges; all wagers were refunded.

The accident occurred during the second race when Get the Money, driven by Jimmy Marohn (Sr.), stumbled and fell in front of the trailing horses.  All drivers, except Jimmy Marohn, Jr., who was on the lead with Halfpipe, were involved in the accident.

According to driver Marohn Jr., who took off his drives to head to the hospital with his father, Marohn Sr. suffered a concussion and a wrenched back. Mike Forte was said to have a fractured wrist and five broken ribs. Greg Merton is dealing with bruised ribs. Brad Clouser also has a concussion and is still undergoing tests.

Bruce Aldrich, Jr.,  carded to drive Tracys Song- the mare with 17 consecutive victories-  in the 12th race, took off his remaining drives. Patrick Beeler filled in and guided the mare to a 1:58 2/5 victory.

Two other drivers, Jimmy Taggart, Jr. and Jimmy Devaux, were able to drive in the third race on the card.