1954: They all fall down

Updated: Mar 8

All seven runners either fell, were brought down, or refused jumps in the Cuckfield Novice Steeplechase at Plumpton yesterday. The judge declared the race void.

Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW, 19 Nov 1954, P8


Cartoon: A steeple-chaser by Thomas Worth. An 1880 lithograph, Library of Congress

Contributed by Malcolm Davison.