Driver Saved By Dust Sheet In Scary Moment On Australian Harness Track

Australian harness driver Matthew McCaffery and his pacer Gracenava found themselves in a sticky situation Tuesday evening at Young Harness Racing Club in Young, New South Wales. Harnesslink.com shared the story of the incident, where all of the horses and drives involved came out relatively unscathed, with only minor injuries the aftermath of the scary moment on the Young oval.

Coming out of the final turn of their 1720-meter pace, the pair’s sulky was checked by another entry. This bounced McCaffery out of his seat and onto the dust sheet, the panel stretched between the sulky’s shafts which keeps dust and other debris from being kicked back in the driver’s face during the race. Gracenava took a few wobbly strides but was able to stay on course while McCaffery climbed back into his seat.

Gracenava’s wobble tripped up two other drivers and their horses, both sulkies upended and the drivers catapulted out of their seats. Kulani Courage and driver Mat Rue came away with nothing more than scraped knees for Kulani Courage. The other horse Sheza Cracker was treated for lacerations, with driver James Locke not injured in the incident.

Read more at Harnesslink.

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