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  • #1514100
    Illavim
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    Sadly lost in the first race at Fairyhouse yesterday, fell at the first hurdle, first race since joining Gordon Elliott from Andrew Balding at the start of December.
    RIP Damage Control

    #1514103
    lochinver
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    Oh no … I’ve been trying to find out about him … just seen a replay of this race and saw the dreaded screens … a hurdle race for 3 year olds … not my cup of tea … so sorry for his loss …

    #1514117
    Ex RubyLight
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    Poor horse, had no idea what was happening.

    A pretty expensive purchase for 70,000 Euros considering that he only won a Flat maiden at Chepstow. But, the Morans can spend whatever they want to.

    May he rest in peace.

    Question regarding the Easyfix Hurdles:
    What makes them so popular when it comes to schooling horses over them? I mean if you step on such a hurdle, there is no way you can knock it down, like a conventional hurdle. This results into a somersault for most of the times. Anyone who knows more?

    #1514171
    patriot1
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    I don’t know for sure Ruby but I suspect the rate of falls over the Easy fix hurdles will be lower than conventional ones because they are shaped better. Be interesting to see a comparison of death rates.

    I was at Perth when they trialled them after racing several years ago. They do seem pretty solid(made of hard plastic). I’m not sure why they have never been given the go ahead in Britain.

    #1514235
    Dragut
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    Just watching the replay of this race. The fence where Damage Control fell became the 2nd last on the second circuit and was dolled off. The horse who was running in 6th place appeared to jump the fence which I would’ve thought should’ve been a DQ but there was no mention of this in the results.

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