Bad Accident at Kempton Park, Daily Racing Form, 1921-10-04


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BAD ACCIDENT AT KEMPTON PARK MONTREAL, Que., October 3. Fox Haven was returned winner in the Canadian-bred race, a dash of one mile, which featured the opening day card of the Manitoba Jockey Club at Kempton Park, La Prairie, this afternoon. The winner slipped through next to the inside rail entering the stretch and outlasted Old Pop in a close finish. Rain fell intermittently during ,thc afternoon, and the races were contested over a heavy track. There was a large attendance notwithstanding the weather. A spill which resulted in the death of one horse, injury to two others and damages to all three jockeys marked the opening race. Racing down the long chute to the first turn, Talent went wide, erashed through the outside fence and was impaled on a railing, bleeding to death within a few minutes. Eddie Atkinson, who had the mount, miraculously escaped serious injury. Gloom and Vim went through the gap in the fence, were cut up about the legs, but not seriously damaged. Jockey N. Foden, who had the mount on Gloom, was badly uliaken up and had to be carried to the jockeys room. Johuny Smith, who was on Vim, was the most painfully hurt, his legs being so badly bruised that he will be unable to ride for some time.

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