TWO drivers who were thrown from the gig during Wednesday night's meeting at Bathurst Paceway have come away with only minor injuries.
There were concerns at the time of the incident for Michael Muscat and Angela Hedges during the running of the seventh event at 9pm last night, when contact between their horses led to them both landing heavily on the track.
Muscat was held at Orange Health Service overnight with a concussion, while Hedges was released with Bathurst Base Hospital on Wednesday night with bruising on her thumb and a cut to her face.
A third driver, Blake Hewitt, was also thrown from the gig but he was able to recover his horse and resume his seat with only minor injuries.
Bathurst Harness Racing Club CEO Danny Dwyer said it was great to see both drivers be out of hospital.
"It wasn't looking good there with both drivers on the track. Mick had the most concern with the paramedics at the time. He had a concussion and a seizure there at one point, and was in a lot of pain around the hip area," he said.
"To get the news last night that he'd been given the all clear, after being held overnight with a severe concussion, was great to hear.
"Ange had checks on her left wrist and her face but she was in good spirits. There were no breaks, a sprain was what the paramedics were looking at."
The race was declared a non-event.