First Jump Too Narrow., Daily Racing Form, 1907-01-10


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FIRST JUMP TOO NARROW. "It has been suggested that the first jump at Ascot Park, at which all the serious falls have occurred this season, is too close to the starting point and too narrow for the usual bunch of horses to take in safety and if the steeplechases are resumed at all it is probable that this jump will be removed or considerably widened, to permit the horses to go over it in safety." says the Eos Angeles News. "It is usually the case that the entire bunch of horses reach this first jump in a huddling mass and accidents are almost impossible of prevention for this reason."

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