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  • Glenice.Bayliss 21 Sep 2010 at 19:02
    Tom Clayton died at midnight in hospital as a result of this accident.

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SERIOUS RACING

ACCIDENT.

ELEVEN HORSES FALL.

SIX JOCKEYS BADLY INJURED.

Sydney, March 21.  

A serious racing accident, which recalls to mind the one in Grace Darling's Caul- field Cup in 1885, occurred in the Trial Stakes, which opened the programme at the Rosehill meeting on Saturday afternoon. There were 29 horses in the field, and soon after starting they spread out into a long line of fast-moving colors, the race being over six furlongs. The field was at its top, and everything went well until the straight was about to be entered, when there was a scrimmage, and horses and jockeys rolled over like ninepins. All interest in the race was immediately lost, for as the horses that kept their feet rapidly moved away, the field had the appearance of a miniature   battle-ground. The cause of the accident was not known, but those that came to grief were Horrocks (F. Hickey), Danilo (R. Abbott), Zeph (C. Luckey), Dryite (J. Lightfoot), Mine d'Or (M. Doyle), Replica (R. Walker), Diastose (J. E. Pike), Ariliau (A. Scowen), Orthos (W. H. Smith), Criss Cross (E. Tanko), All Blue (T. Clayton), and Linaria (W. Bradshaw). Some of the riders concerned walked-back to the weigh- ing enclosure, but others had to be treated at the casualty-room. T. Clayton sustained a compound fracture of the pelvis and bro- ken ribs and internal injuries. E. Tanko in- juries to one of his shoulders, C. Luckey had one of his wrists fractured. A. Scowen and Doyle each sustained a broken collar- bone, and W. Bradshaw was, considerably bruised and shaken. The other riders for- tunately escaped with only a shaking. All Blue had his shoulder broken when he fell, and was subsequently destroyed. Orthos was lame, but none of the other horses   seemed to be injured.

The stewards enquired at some length into the accident, with a view to ascertain- ing the cause of it, and the matter remains open for the present.

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