Barkesdale, MD Horse Race Accident, May 1896


Alanthracite Runs Into the Fence and is Killed and Jockey Zellers Is Injured.

Special to The Inquirer.

BARKESDALE, Md., May 29.---The talent broke even with the bookies today, three favorites passing the wire winners. One second choice and two outsiders also cashed in. Eddie M., a 20 to 1 shot, was the surprise of the day. The track was dried out, and the going was good. Jockey Zellers was injured by being thrown from Alanthracite in the second race, and the horse killed by running into the fence on the back stretch.

Alanthracite ran into the fence on the first turn and Jockey Zellers was thrown to the ground. The horse continued around the track until on the back stretch when he ran into the fence and killed himself. Jockey Zellers had his leg broken, but was not otherwise injured.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 30 May 1896