(6-23-21) According to a USTA press release…Harness Racing Driver Brendan Johnson remains hospitalized following a three-horse accident at the Putnam County Fair in Ottawa, Ohio, Tuesday night (June 22).

Johnson, Pierce Henry and Cameron McCown were involved in the incident during the 11th race.

Vallcove, driven by Johnson, traveled slightly sideways entering the backstretch out of the turn and fell suddenly, which caused the accident.

Henry was examined at the hospital and released. McCown was examined at the track and drove later in the evening.

Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association Executive Director Renee Mancino

“For as bad as the accident appeared, the prognosis for Brendan is cautiously optimistic, and we pray for a speedy recovery for Brendan.” .

The three horses involved in the accident escaped serious injury and were treated on-site for scrapes and contusions.