On this day …….. 1st of October 1973
Ray Selkrig had a successful career as a jockey, but he will always be remembered for one race. Selkrig was riding Hot Chestnut at Kembla Grange, New South Wales, on this day in 1973 and was ahead by several length close to the finish line, when the horse was spooked by a patch on the ground, threw it’s rider out of the saddle. Selkrig clung to the reins and was dragged over the finish line by the horse. After an hour long enquiry, Selkrig was awarded the win. It was decided that the horse had carried it’s weight over the finish line.