Serious multi-horse crash at Methven leaves harness racing driver injured Top junior harness driver Sam Ottley has been flown to hospital after a horrific crash at the Methven. Sam Ottley has been flown to hospital after a huge crash at the METHVEN racing event today in CANTERBURY. Natalie RASMUSSEN ’s horse EMMANUEL- number 13 - appeared to have slipped around the final bend on the home stretch and took down several other runners and drivers behind them. The race began about 2pm this afternoon. Ottley was near the back of the pack driving Maximus Prime – number three - and couldn’t avoid the carnage.