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  • #1579514
    Kristaltips
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    Fell at the third last in the 3.00 Lingfield and sadly very obviously broke his near fore leg. RIP.

    #1579520
    moehat
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    That was awful to see. RIP

    #1579530
    Tonge
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    Awful. Ruined what would have been an enjoyable days racing. At least Battleoverdoyen is up OK as that looked a bad fall too.

    #1579535
    Kristaltips
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    @Tonge yes, I was very worried for Battleoverdoyen too and was incredibly relieved to hear he was up and walked in.

    #1579588
    vikingflagship
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    😥 so sad

    VF x

    #1579597
    lochinver
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    https://www.paulnichollsracing.com/harry-derhams-blog/?fbclid=IwAR3qgugeI4SBQey0pOW3TwrrAuNo516Su-gOXUosgoGn6dHUZTwluettllI

    Horrific result of a fall today for this bold jumper … despite hitting the deck quite a few times in his career he still attacked his fences with bravery – and today he took his last one … Animal Welfare Facebook page put on pictures of it and unfortunately I saw them as I scrolled down … I will struggle to sleep tonight … and the above link also set me off again … thinking of those closest to him and their deep sense of loss … how I wish he’d got up and been OK …

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    Marlingford
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    Lochinver, that is a lovely tribute by Harry Derham. One of the best pieces I’ve read following the tragic demise of a racehorse in action. Thank you for sharing it.

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    lochinver
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    Yes I thought so too …

    #1579723
    Triptych
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    Harry Derham’s tribute just had tears rolling down my face. Written straight from the heart he absolutely nailed how we all feel about these beautiful horses when they are fatally injured and the heartbreak suffered by his owners and all who loved and cared for him.

    Animal Welfare should be ashamed of themselves putting such upsetting pictures on their Facebook page.
    This horse was treated like a King he was well fed, warmly stabled and above all he was loved.
    He lived a much happier and fulfilling life than some poor horses could ever dream of. They are the ones Animal Welfare should be focusing on. Anyone who could post pictures of a suffering horse just turns my stomach and in no way represent my idea of Animal Welfare. It was the compassion shown by Harry Cobden and the swiftness of the veterinary called to ease his pain that gave Master Tommytucker some dignity in his passing.

    What a handsome boy he was, I hope they may consider naming his last race in his memory. ⚘ RIP

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
    #1579752
    vikingflagship
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    Animal welfare make me sick, they seem thrive off bad news. And have to share horrific images like connections and fans haven’t seen and been upset enough

    VF x

    #1579795
    moehat
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    I had to warn a friend of mine that a mutual friend had posted an awful video of a horse breaking down badly. Thankfully she was able to avoid seeing it: I know how upset she would have been and she was very poorly at the time. It serves no purpose. I’m still haunted by a PETA video that I saw years ago: unknown to me my daughter had been sent it too and she, like me, can’t unsee it.

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