Tom Corrigan

DESCRIPTION: Corrigan is racing on the horse "Waiter." He is just overtaking the leader when he is thrown and killed.
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: death racing horse
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Meredith/Anderson, pp. 138-139, "Tom Corrigan" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Donald Campbell" (theme)
cf. "The Death of Alec Robertson" (theme)
cf. "Alec Robertson (I)" (theme)
cf. "Alec Robertson (II)" (theme)
NOTES [90 words]: "Banjo" Paterson wrote a piece, "Tommy Corrigan (Killed, Steeplechasing at Flemington)" -- but the two are not the same.
According to Gwenda Beed Davey and Graham Seal, A Guide to Australian Folklore, Kangaroo Press, 2003, p. 75, has this entry for Tommy Corrigan: "Sometimes said to have been Australia's greatest jockey, Corrigan was killed in an accident a Caulfield racecourse in Autust 1894. His death was the subject of song and poetry, including a widely known Melbourne broadside usually titled 'The Death of Tommy Corrigan'." - RBW
File: MA138

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