A New York Racing Association official confirmed on July 3 that Cindy Hutter, a gymnast and wife of coach George Weaver, was injured in a road training accident. Oklahoma training at Racecourse Saratoga. She was taken to Albany Medical Center Sunday, where she is in stable condition, the NYRA official said.
Hutter is galloping a 3-year-old pony trained by Weaver named Vindate when the foal collapsed and expired.
Kathy Taylor and her husband, Norman Haferkamp, were watching the horses train Sunday morning and said they saw the fall.
“We were at the first fork, the west end of the track, just to the right of the Fasig-Tipton stable. We were always sitting there drinking coffee and watching the horses come down the ramp and watch,” Taylor said. close them in turn”. “She was pulling the horse to the track and he was going so fast that he went sideways and crossed his legs. He swooped down right on top of her.
“It was horrible to watch such a thing and not be able to do anything about it… She was so far below the horse that we couldn’t even see her.”
Taylor said there were no people off the track at the time and that emergency sirens did not sound. She said a rider training horses on the track got off and tried to help until the ambulance arrived five or six minutes later and was able to get Hutter off the horse.