Jockey Willie Shoemaker Injured in Hollywood Fall, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-28


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Jockey Willie Shoemaker Injured in Hollywood Fall HOLLYWOOD PARK, Ingle wood, Cal., June 27.— Jockey Willie Shoemaker, 1950 riding: co-champion, was thrown today during the running of the fourth race at Hollywood Park and was rushed to the track hospital apparently hurt. The 19-year-old El Paso, Tex., rider was aboard the heavily-favored Dutch Wife which stumbled at is passed the barrier fencing off the main track from the seven-furlong chute. The horse pitched Shoemaker over the fence and then leaped the fence and crashed into the patrol judges stand, falling back on Shoemaker, who tried to squirm out of the way. An ambulance quickly was rushed to the scene and took Shoemaker to the track hospital for examination. Dutch Wife did not get up after its spill and had to be carted off the track. There were several claims entered for the horse and L. W. Kidd won the shake of the dice to determine which claimant got the animal.

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