Bradley hospitalized following accident
Willow Warrior, Veronicavermillion suffered scrapes and bruises
A scary moment occurred in Race 12 of Saturday night’s 13dash card at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway.
As the field in the $8,250 Governor’s Plate open mares’ final went behind the tote board for the second time, the Mark Bradley-driven Willow Warrior lost his footing and fell to the ground. Veronicavermillion, with Michael McGuigan in the bike, also was involved after Willow Warrior went down.
Bradley was taken to hospital by ambulance for what Red Shores’ Lee Drake said was “precautionary measures” and to have his knee checked out while McGuigan was checked out at the track.
Drake announced to the crowd both mares were fine, but suffered some “scrapes and bruises.”
Gilles Barrieau steered the Matheson-trained General Luckypercy to the race’s victory in 1:57.3 for owner Jodi Lynn Matheson.
It was one of five victories on the night for Barrieau, who was presented with the Basil Whelan Memorial Award for top driver of Governor’s Plate Week. Barrieau had 18 wins during the sevencard meet. Marc Campbell was second with 13.
Osprey Impact set a new track trotting record for mares in the Andrew Perry Memorial Trot. Mike Stevenson drove the fouryear-old to a 1:59.2 trip for owner and trainer Paul Larrabee of Belle River.
Marc Campbell drove Mach It Big to a 1:56.4 win in the $5,000 Governor’s Plate consolation in Race 11. Michael Lustic of Cornwall owns the seven-year-old bay horse.