Allan in Second Wheeling Spill; Injury Not Serious, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-04


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Allan in Second Wheeling Spill; Injury Not Serious WHEELING DOWNS, Wheeling, W. Va., May 2. — The bad luck of apprentice jockey James Allan reoc-curred here in the early training hours this morning. The stocky blond youngster was thrown from V. J. Wards Mock Buster, losing his protective helmet in the fall and injuring his head. Allan was removed by ambulance to Wheeling Hospital where x-rays revealed there was no skull fracture. However, he suffered a sizable scalp laceration and was kept at the hospital. His condition is termed "satisfactory." Allan was still complaining of back and neck pains, which he incurred on April 25 when tossed from A. F. Walls Miss Ida, who caused a sensational three-horse pile-up. The Allan incident was only one of numerous occurences during the training session. The mare She Swings tossed exercise boy Jerry Meckling, Hunters Miss lost her rider, and several loose horses were rampant over the half-mile racing strip before the sun came up.

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