• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: Patrons of Australian trotting (harness racing) witnessed one of the most spectacular smashes ever in Sydney on Tuesday (17 March).

  • Description

    1.
    GV Trotting horses rounding bend of track down stretch. One horse falling causing pile-up. Sulkies and drivers strewn over course, crash victims being helped from course PAN TO GV OF race continuing around back stretch.
    0.53


    SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)



    CONROY: "Over on the fence is 'About Face' Jekyll in the centre. On the outside of Jekyll, Johnny Hyde and then 'Magic Colaba' (PHONETIC), and Tellamiya (PHONETIC)...and back on the rail is Super Quick (PHONETIC). Down to the judge, one lap to go. The bell, and here's the great racer Nipper Corozon (PHONETIC) joined by ...aahh...there's a bad fall, there's a bad fall. (INDISTINCT) went down. Wait a minute. All the drivers are OK. All the drivers are OK. Right now. All the drivers are OK. I think Colomats (PHONETIC) might want a bit of attention. (INDISTINCT) was going to take the lead. He jumped and went down. But along the back, and the leader is Nipper Corozon (PHONETIC). He's about two-and-a-half in front of About Face, and a long way back, Maida Magic (PHONETIC) and Tellamiya (PHONETIC). They're the only ones left in the race. They're about to sweep out of the back straight up to the ten. And About Face is pulling out of the race now."





    Initials JS



    SPORT: TROTTING (HARNESS RACING)
    COMMENTATOR: RAY CONROY
    TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: Patrons of Australian trotting (harness racing) witnessed one of the most spectacular smashes ever in Sydney on Tuesday (17 March). In a race at Bankstown, horses, rigs and drivers scattered along the main straight after a lead horse stumbled and fell. One loose horse jumped the barrier and sped off. Several drivers were given medical treatment for bruises and shock, and later taken to hospital for observation. The event was declared a no-race. Here's how commentator Ray Conroy, of ATN-7 saw the incident.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA3KRLKABFED6NJO38148MSU1R
    Media URN:
    VLVAA3KRLKABFED6NJO38148MSU1R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment