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    Jane of Herts
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    Racing UK reported that Mr Chow was put down following today’s Novices’ Handicap Chase at Cheltenham, having struck into himself during the race. RIP.

    #388795
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    What a shame – I see he finished the race – brave boy RIP

    #388796
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    What a shame – I see he finished the race – brave boy RIP

    #388797
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    What a shame – I see he finished the race – brave boy RIP

    #388798
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    What a shame – I see he finished the race – brave boy RIP

    #388799
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    What a shame – I see he finished the race – brave boy RIP

    #388864
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    Don’t know what happened to my posts – I only did ONE!!!
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    #388885
    Yoshi
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    I always though that "struck into" ment something or an other horse bumped it. You say the horse "struck into himself" during the race… what does that mean then?

    RIP Mr Chow, i backed him.

    #388887
    The Young Fella
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    I always though that "struck into" ment something or an other horse bumped it. You say the horse "struck into himself" during the race… what does that mean then?

    RIP Mr Chow, i backed him.

    It often means that the horse’s back hooves collided or ‘struck into’ its front ones. This is what happened to Master Minded in the King George. As he tried to keep his feet, he cut into his tendon with his own leg.

    #388889
    Yoshi
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    thank you, did not know that

    #388899
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    That’s why some horses wear protective boots – it’s easily done when horses are racing at full stretch. However there’s also some trainers who won’t use boots because they think the tendons get too hot and are then liable to strain. Catch 22 situation …

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