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Shocking crash puts two drivers in hospital

Harness crash

An horrific three-horse fall during last night's harness meet in Mowbray has seen two drivers rushed to hospital.

Brighton trainer-driver Adrian Duggan was unconscious for several minutes after the shocking crash - he underwent surgery last night on a compound fracture to his ankle and is awaiting further scans.

Beauty Point trainer-driver Conor Crook, who also fell unconscious for several minutes, remains in the Launceston General Hospital for observation and is in good spirits. Another driver John Walters was able to walk away from the crash.

The race was called off straight after the incident.

TasRacing says horses Canbe Doc and Rockandahardplace escaped serious injury.

While Major Davvin was transported to the Longford Equine Clinic and operated on, with the pacer expected to make a full recovery.

Canbe Doc has been stood down from racing for 28 days and will have to complete four consecutive satisfactory trials before being eligible to race again.

Image: Stacey Lear Photography. 

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