04/15/2014 10:34PM

Yonkers: Driver Andy Miller injured in Yonkers Raceway accident

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Andy Miller, who recently won his 8,000th career driving victory, was injured in an accident at Yonkers Raceway.

Driver Andy Miller was injured in a Yonkers Raceway accident Tuesday night.

According to Miller’s wife, Julie, as well as trainer Scott DiDomenico, Andy Miller broke a pair of lumbar vertebrae in his back. As of this writing, he is awaiting transfer from Lawrence Hospital (Bronxville, NY) to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in northern Manhattan for further evaluation and treatment.

Andy Miller has feeling in all his extremities, and is obviously in a lot of pain.  

Driving Marmara Denizi—a 3-year-old gelding co-owned and trained by his brother, Erv—Miller was in the back of the field and unseated during the $10,000 first race pace.

Also unseated was George Brennan, who was driving 13-10 favorite In the Clear.

In the Clear was a tight-pocket second down the backside the second time when he looked to slip out and appeared to step on the wheel of a first-up Fiftyshadesofhay (Dan Dube). In the Clear went down, as did Brennan, who did get up and resume his assignments for the evening.

Miller did not lose consciousness, and none of the horses appeared to be injured.

The race was won by Keystone Dalton (Jason Bartlett, $9.30) in a maiden-breaking 1:59.  

--edited release (Yonkers Raceway)

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mfunicello More than 1 year ago
any updates? Thanks