July 23, 2006 at 16:09 #2780
I’ve just watched a video of the 3.10 at Stratford and watched an idiot called Paul O’Neill headbutt his horse when it was playing up before the race. Oh dear, oh dear as Luke Harvey said!July 23, 2006 at 16:23 #73761ninahagen4Participant
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This is apalling behaviour.I hope he got a lengthy ban.If I were a racehorse owner I would make sure none of my trainers EVER put him up on one of my horses,disgraceful:angry:July 23, 2006 at 17:00 #73762
He was cautioned for his use of the whip in the race and the headbutting incident is apparently going to be reviewed later!<br>I bet the horse was really pleased with the choice of jockey!!July 23, 2006 at 17:19 #73763
Quote: from EC on 6:14 pm on July 23, 2006[br]he should never be allowed near a racehorse again..total ban with NO mamby pamby appeal<br>
<br>Agreed. The guy is obviously an idiot.
Don’t hold your breath though, we don’t live in that sort of country – we have to tolerate, rehabilitate and help all the nutters. Is it any surprise there’s so many about? Way, way too many do-gooders with good intentions but little grasp on reality I’m afraid.
Ok, rant over lol!July 23, 2006 at 18:12 #73764Shadow LeaderMember
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I saw O’Neill headbutt his horse too and couldn’t quite believe it. He deserves a couple of days ban for that at least but I wouldn’t go so far as to suggest the draconian measures suggested previously as to be fair, he hardly touched the horse – it won’t have hurt him. I have seen far, far worse being done to horses in my time. However I agree it shouldn’t be tolerated though and a few days ban is about right IMO.July 23, 2006 at 18:36 #73765clivexMember
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Its like the Daily Mail on here :o
String em’ up!July 23, 2006 at 18:36 #73766
In total agreement EC.July 23, 2006 at 19:54 #73767Racing DailyParticipant
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No mention of it that I can see on the RP site. That bloody site gets worse by the day :(<br>I didn’t see it, but if he fully intended to butt the horse, he should get 28 days. If it was just ‘kidzplay’, a couple of days should do it.July 23, 2006 at 19:57 #73768
If he fully intended to butt the horse he should be reported to the RSPCA and the police, kicked out of racing and banned from working with animals for good.
There’s no kids play about abusing animals.July 23, 2006 at 20:04 #73769Racing DailyParticipant
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‘kidzplay’ = mimicing the action of butting the animal, in jest.July 23, 2006 at 20:23 #73770
There was no kids play in this I’m afraid.<br>Have just watched it again on video.<br>The horse was fractious and he’d already given it one or two good slaps with the whip which didn’t look very good in itself. It then shied at a stationary car near the start and O’Neill jumped off and landed on his feet which is when he headbutted the horse.<br>Believe me, the headbutt was with intent. He was obviously p****d off with the horse. It wasn’t pleasant to watch, the young man obviously needs to curb his temper.July 23, 2006 at 21:58 #73771FlatSeasonLoverMember
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You get 28 days for losing on a horse you stop riding near the finish. Surely then this is worthy of 28 days. It shoould be reported to the RSPCA independent of the ban he gets but we all know the BHB don’t want RSPCA people poking round don’t we?;)July 23, 2006 at 23:34 #73772sberryMember
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fantastic, mountain out of a molehill, an upset jockey does something he shouldn’t have and throws his head at the horse that is playing up, barely touches it though nobody but him knows if he meant to barely touch it or not and, ban him, for a long time – but whatever, other jockeys who have been charged with serious fraud against racing and there is sufficenient evidence to arrest them and take them to court should apparently be allowed to ply their trade as they are innocent until proven guilty – utter tosh, as mr o’neill to my knowledge has not been convicted of anything eitherJuly 24, 2006 at 07:57 #73773seabirdParticipant
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Head-butting a horse is not to be encouraged, especially if you’re not wearing a hard hat………………it hurts!!:o
Colin<br>July 24, 2006 at 08:02 #73774seabirdParticipant
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…..perhaps that needs a little expanding, before people get the idea I go around head-butting horses for fun. I used to look after a 3-y-o Arab colt, called Albert, who used to delight in giving me little love-bites around the arms and kidney area. So this one day I came up with the brilliant idea of teaching him a lesson;) . I was ready for his head coming to give me a peck and I put my head in the way instead.:o :o :o A mistake on my part!!!!!!!!:(
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