Horse Killed, Four Riders Injured in Portland Mishap, Daily Racing Form, 1955-06-27


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Horse Killed, Four Riders Injured in Portland Mishap PORTLAND, Ore., June 25. A thoroughbred was killed and four jockeys injured in a spectacular spill at Portland Meadows during last nights seventh race. The injured jockeys were Bub Zollinger, Glen Dixon, Merle Armstrong and Gil Simmons. Zollinger was the most seriously hurt, with a possible broken nose, face lacerations and shock. v Submissive, Dixons mount, broke his leg in the mishap. The horse was later destroyed. Zollingers mount, Booney, was badly cut. The mishap occurred as one of the horses fell at about the middle of the stretch. Three other mounts rammed into the fallen horse, tossing their jockeys to the ground. The three riderless horses continued the race while an ambulance crew rushed to the fallen jockeys.

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