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  • #1514735
    Prong
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    Fatally injured running loose at Haydock today

    #1514763
    greenasgrass
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    Sad to hear this- it was a horrible fall.

    #1514768
    Ex RubyLight
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    Wait a minute, he unseated and kept on running with the field. Then he took a somersault at the very next fence and I thought he got up okay and kept on till the end of the race.

    Sorry to hear this, but I guess you know more than I do.

    May he rest in peace.

    #1514769
    Prong
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    It was announced on Itv that he injured himself while running loose I’m guessing from the fall

    #1514775
    Illavim
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    Poor boy jumped next fence loose ok, then somersaulted at the following one, horrible fall probably instant. A couple of other loose horses finished the race ok.
    RIP Roll Again

    #1514823
    Triptych
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    So sad for the horse and his owners.
    Reminded me of Synchronised in the Grand National and before him Mackelvey.
    Even more heartbreaking when a horse has survived a fall and goes on to be fatally wounded.
    RIP Roll Again 😪

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
    #1514825
    Tonge
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    Those two were in my thoughts too Triptych, along with several other horror incidents involving more lowly horses that I’m ashamed to say I can no longer remember the names of. I am always disappointed that more isn’t done to try to stop riderless horses continuing (or just racing off into the void), either by course design or having riders on course

    #1514834
    lochinver
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    It looked a horrible somersault but it wasn’t instant as the vets tried very hard to save him and the next race was delayed whilst they worked on him … poor lad …

    #1514841
    Illavim
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    Awful to hear that, had hoped it was instant so he didn’t suffer too long. Such a shame , his jumping had looked sound before he unshipped his rider. Very sad for all concerned.

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