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UPDATED: Tetrick Okay After Meadowlands Qualifier Spill

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Published: July 25, 2009 2:05 pm ET

Last Comment: July 25, 2009 3:53 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Trot Insider has learned that driver Tim Tetrick was involved in an accident during the Saturday morning qualifying session at the Meadowlands.

Tetrick was sitting in fourth aboard two-year-old Unsolved Mystery in the third race for trainer Erv Miller, when stablemate Apple Business (Marcus Miller) fell in front of him and caused an accident that took out all but the first two horses.

"I was following Marcus Miller, right on his helmet," said Tetrick "and that horse either caught a shoe or stepped out of the hobble. I should have run him over but I tried to miss him and go around. Instead, I hooked his wheel and went flying and landed on my head and jammed my shoulder.

"Nothing's broken," continued Tetrick, who had already landed in Canada and will drive tonight at Mohawk Racetrack. "I got the air knocked out of me and it hurt to breathe for a while. I'm stiff. Right now, I have a lost of road rash and tomorrow morning, I won't be able to move, but for now, I'll be able to block it out when I go to the gate tonight."

Daniel Dube was also involved in the spill and while he and Tetrick were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center for evaluation, neither was admitted.

Dube was in the sulky behind Laugh Away, two horses behind Tetrick, when the accident happened.

"I landed on the same shoulder I dislocated in 2001 and I was afraid I did it again," Dube said, "but the x-ray showed nothing. The doctor told me to come back for an MRI in two to three days if it does not improve. My right knee is cut pretty deeply, but it did not need stitches. I'm cleaned up and ready to go."

The other drivers involved in the accident, Ed Lohmeyer and David Miller, sustained minor bruises.

Mysoontobe Fastest In Qualifying Action

In the fastest qualifier of the day, the fourth race, Mysoontobe moved first-up at the halfway point and pulled away by eight and three-quarter lengths to win in 1:54 for trainer/driver Erv Miller. The Western Hanover-Michelles Revenge pacing colt, who also won his first qualifier on July 18 at the Big M, was a $160,000 purchase at the Lexington Select sale in Kentucky.

On the trot, Pilgrims Chuckie turned in a 1:59.1 score for the tandem of John Campbell and trainer Scott Andrews after breaking stride in his first Pennsylvania Sires Stakes start on July 20 at Harrah's Chester. The Broadway Hall-Woman Of Means colt also made his move at the half to come on for the four and a half length score. Pilgrims Chuckie was purchased for $27,000 at the Harrisburg sale in Pennsylvania.

To view the charted lines from Saturday's baby races, click here.

(With files from NJSEA)

July 25, 2009 - 3:53 pmI hope all horses and

I hope all horses and drivers involved are alright.


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