Updated: July 28, 2021 at 9:25 am
Dorris “Heavy” Watson, the driver of the tractor that hit the inner rail Friday at Ellis Park, necessitating the moving of two turf races on the card to the dirt, has died. He had experienced a medical emergency during track maintainance and was taken to the hospital.
Watson began his Ellis Park career in 1997 and was well known at the track. Service arrangements are pending.