Trot Insider has learned that trainer/driver Tyler Redwood will be out of action for an extended period of time recovering from injuries sustained in last Saturday's racing accident at Century Downs.
Redwood went down in a spill during an elimination for the Ralph Klein Memorial Stakes on Saturday when his mount was interfered with by another horse that broke stride.
Redwood told Trot Insider on Sunday evening that he suffered two broken bones in his back, including his L1 vertebrae, as well as some muscle damage to his right elbow area.
"I've been down many times before, this is by far the most pain I've been through," said Redwood as he remains in hospital for a few more days for pain management.
"I hope I can be up and bearing weight and walk again in a few days as well."
The 39-year-old horseman is facing roughly six weeks of recovery time before being re-evaluated by his spinal specialist and beginning physiotherapy.
Redwood is coming off a career-year in 2022 driving horses that earned more than $267,000. He's driven winners of 469 races and more than $2.1 million lifetime.
Drivers Brandon Campbell and Logan Gillis were also involved in the accident and released from hospital over the weekend with minor injuries. Both reinsmen missed racing action on Sunday at The Track on 2 resting at home.
"I’m doing pretty good considering; no broken bones, just some road rash, bumps and bruises," Campbell told Trot Insider, adding that he will be back in the sulky next race day.
Gillis told Trot Insider that he is happy to have walked away with only minor injuries.
"I’m a little banged up -- bruises and cuts on my back -- but overall I’m ok," he said. "I'm still pretty stiff and will be for a while, but I don’t think I’ll be long recovering."
Nathan Sobey was also caught up in the accident but was able to resume driving the following race and returned to action on Sunday at The Track On 2.
All horses that were involved walked off the track under their own power.
Please join Standardbred Canada in wishing Tyler Redwood a full and speedy recovery from his injuries.