Saratoga Springs, NY --- The drivers at Saratoga Casino and Raceway will donate their five percent drivers fee on Wednesday (Dec. 4) to fellow horseman Anthony Coletta.
Coletta, 31, from Jersey City, N.J., was critically injured in a four-horse accident at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Nov. 17.
In addition to the estimated $3,000 drivers' donation, the Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association will contribute $500. The money will benefit "Stay Strong A. Coletta," a fund set up by Coletta’s parents to help pay for medical expenses and other bills.
“Anthony is in our thoughts and prayers and we’re all hoping for a speedy recovery for him,” said SHHA president Barry Segel. “The horsemen and drivers at Saratoga Casino and Raceway are happy to help. We’re also selling Stay Strong Coletta bracelets to show our support and raise additional funds for the cause.”
Friends and family have set up a Facebook page, Thoughts And Prayers For Anthony Coletta/FACEBOOK for updates on Coletta’s condition and to show support for him and his family.