• Short Summary

    Three riders had miraculous escapes in a multiple fall at Sydney's Randwick racecourse on Saturday (16 October), in which one horse was killed and another later destroyed.

  • Description

    Three riders had miraculous escapes in a multiple fall at Sydney's Randwick racecourse on Saturday (16 October), in which one horse was killed and another later destroyed.

    Three horses -- Bogan Glen, Dancing Lady and Top Cobber -- fell only yards (meters) from the wining line in a race called the Bodkin Lighting Stakes. The fall occurred when Bogan Glen was making a last effort to overtake another horse. He appeared to cross his front legs and speared nose-downward in towards the running rails. Dancing Lady and Top Cobber, both running at top speed, collided with the falling horse.

    SYNOPSIS: Three riders narrowly escaped serious injury at Sydney's Randwick racecourse on Saturday during a race called the Bodkin Lighting Stakes. Two horses were not so lucky -- one was killed outright and another had to be destroyed afterwards. The accident happened only lengths from the winning post.

    The same accident from a different angle... it appeared that one of the horses, Bogan Glen, crossed its feet when making a last effort in take the lead. The horse speared nose-downward into the rail and another horse, Dancing Lady, crashed into it at top speed. The third horse, Top Cobber, was racing on the rails behind the leaders and collided with the fallen horses. Dancing Lay was killed instantly in the fall, and Bogan Glen suffered broken hindlers and forelegs and had to be destroyed.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5IC9A8J2Z38TOBB4UOR9X9BU3
    Media URN:
    VLVA5IC9A8J2Z38TOBB4UOR9X9BU3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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