Hudon Injured In Mohawk Accident

Phil Hudon
Published: March 31, 2024 04:30 pm EDT

Trot Insider has learned that driver Phil Hudon will be out of action as he recovers from injuries sustained in a racing accident on Saturday, March 30 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

Hudon, a career winner of 4,746 races, told Trot Insider on Sunday afternoon after being assessed by doctors that he sustained fractures to his T2 vertebra in his thoracic spine and coccyx (tailbone).

The 49-year-old reinsman, who was driving Holy Jalapeno, was unable to avoid colliding with a fallen horse during the stretch drive in Saturday night's 11th race and was unseated during the accident.  

The accident occurred when Vis A Vis Bluechip and Paul Davies drifted out in the stretch and made contact with Brigus. The latter horse fell and his reinsman, Sylvain Filion, was also unseated.

Filion was assessed by on-track EMS and cleared to return to action in the remaining races on the Saturday card. Filion confirmed with Trot Insider on Sunday that, aside from being a little sore, he is doing well and will be driving on Monday night.

Both horses were reported by Woodbine to be ok following the accident.

Please join Standardbred Canada in wishing Phil Hudon a full and speedy recovery.

(Standardbred Canada)



So sorry to hear you got injured on Saturday nights card at Mowhawk raceway. Jack and I wish you a very speedy recovery. Good Luck and God Bless!

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