Robot Tiger

To The Rescue

It was a race to the ground and #8 was a half-stumble ahead of the pack.


May 6, 1965: This photo was originally published in a sequence of pictures. At the Aqueduct Spring Steeplechase, Mako (No. 8) and the jockey Pat Smithwick lost their footing on the final jump. Gramatam (No. 2) and the jockey Robert S. McDonald went on to win. Photo: Patrick A. Burns/The New York Times