Yonkers, NY — A multiple-horse accident in the eighth race on Friday night (Nov. 17) at MGM Yonkers Raceway led to a no-contest being declared.
Horses and drivers involved were Oaxacan Dream N and Jim Marohn Jr., Two Proud and Matt Kakaley, Man Dontforget Me and Bob DiNozzi, and Silent Crossing and Tyler Buter. MGM Yonkers Raceway will provide further updates, when and if available, on the conditions of horses and drivers in the spill.
According to an update provided by SOA of New York President Joe Faraldo on Sunday morning (Nov. 19): Tyler is said to undergo back surgery on Monday (Nov. 20) as a result of the source of his back pain being identified as multiple fractures at T-12, the thoracic spine, which are said to make the site unstable. Hopefully the surgery will stabilize the site. Prayers for him and Jimmy Marohn, Jr., himself due for possible surgery to repair the fractures in his forearm at the wrist and near the elbow. There has not been an update on Bob Dinozzi who has multiple fractures of the ribs. Special K is at home with no fractures and in speaking with him he may have to get an MRI to rule out any serious cause of his back pain. Hopefully, he is not in need of any intervention and remains the luckiest in this horrendous accident.
On Monday morning (Nov. 20), Faraldo provided the following update: Update on Bob DiNozzi, he reportedly is having some effects from the head trauma he suffered. Nothing more to report other than that he is being monitored. Tyler texted last night thanking all of us for our deep concerns for his well being. He reports that his surgery will take place today (Monday) at 8 am. We wish him and the others all a speedy recovery. Tonight’s card will have plenty of late changes as Marohn and Buter will be off their drives, and it’s very possible that Kakaley will as well – some adjustments may need to be made as changes are reported.
Due to the accident, the final race on the program was also canceled.
Racing is scheduled to resume at MGM Yonkers Raceway on Monday (Nov. 20). Yonkers will also have a card on Tuesday (Nov. 21) before the track goes dark the remainder of the week for Thanksgiving.