Attempt to portray a live horse race in a stage play ends in disaster in New York City
The Old Broadway Theater in New York City staged Herne, the Hunter and attempted to include live horses in the presentation. The result was a predictable disaster with portions of the stage collapsing and several injuries to actors, human and equine, as well as members of the audience. (By John Osborne)
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 307.