Sport: $10,000,000 Balk

To the series of photographs published last fortnight by the London Daily Express, showing Golden Miller, favorite in the Grand National Steeplechase, clearing the first fence after Valentine's Brook while his jockey, for no apparent reason, fell off, thus saving British bookmakers almost $10,000,000, a likely sequel was revealed last week:

British and U. S. photographers, keenly competitive, set up their cameras at the fence. In an effort to spoil their rivals' pictures as the horses approached the jump, the Britons set off a "flare" bomb. The smoky explosion failed of its purpose...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!