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The approved killing of NH horses continues at Southwell

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  • #1499711
    Ex RubyLight
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    Well done, BHA.
    Just through the 2nd race and already one dead and two ugly falls at the open ditch in the back straight.
    This is excellent for the sport run by ignorant morons.

    #1499721
    Bachelors Hall
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    It is not as though nobody saw this coming either.

    Absolutely pitiful and utterly indefensible.

    #1499726
    GoldenMiller34
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    Racing at Southwell should have been suspended while the investigation into the earlier deaths is ongoing. It’s too much of a speed track and appears to have no future as a NH venue.

    #1499728
    runandskip84
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    Those awful trolly fences strike again. This is what Haydock would be like if they raced in the summer

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    #1499771
    Triptych
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    Too little too late, why did they have to wait until more horses died to decide to close the jumps track. What a shambles and why, knowing the facts, did owners allow their horses to run including an 11 year old gelding who should have been looking forward to his retirement. A big price to pay for a day out. :negative:

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    #1499774
    Ex RubyLight
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    Well said, Jac.
    You know what? Both horses ran a total of 70 times between them and Day of Roses had one fall in a PTP which was 5 years ago. Cillians Well just one unseat, still Southwell racecourse proved lethal to both of them. So sad….

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    greenasgrass
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    What a shambles

    In the old sense of the word.

    #1501330
    sporting sam
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    A shambles indeed. Are people waiting to be sacked or will they resign?
    So,so unnecessary.

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    Crepello1957
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    I have followed the racing post lockdown extensively as I have been shielding/post shielding, so I have seen a lot of races, but I have not seen as many falls as at Southwell. It is appalling, something must be badly wrong, I was thinking that the actually fences have to be a factor. I noticed them, they wheel them away in sections and the actual fences look a bit stiff for a low grade like Southwell. I have also heard that that the course is a speedy one, it sounds that it is all set for the worst possible chances for the poor horses. Is there anything in the pipeline for an enquiry?

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    Gladiateur
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    #1509882
    Factorman
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    What an appalling title to this post. There is no such thing as approved killing of Horses.
    RISK! what do we think of risk? It’s a complicated question with so many moving parts.

    #1509952
    Bachelors Hall
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    At the time, the risk being unnecessarily high was apparent to many before those two additional horses were killed.

    Given the context, the title was entirely appropriate and the fact that nobody has been held to account is a stain on the sport.

    #1512754
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    Yes, the approved killing continues.

    2 fatalities last time, two new fatalities today. Present Endeavour broke his pelvis when jumping one of the hurdles in the straight. It looked too horrible to be true and this is what this sport can’t afford.

    Accidents happen, even to the good ones, but having both legs dislocated and not being able to stand att all is as worse as a broken neck.

    If racing is trying to become more popular after the lockdown, the last thing you need are such incidents. You won’t attract any new spectators and you won’t be able to explain “well, it’s one of those things”…..

    There is no reason why NH racing should take place at Southwell again.

    People should be talking and dreaming about Shishkin, Envoi Allen, Altior, Clan Des Obeaux and so on, instead they’re confronted and horrified by such incidents.

    #1512761
    Triptych
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    Good post Ruby well said. :good:
    I am one of those people who questions my love of the sport every time this happens, how long will it be before people start to turn away from NH racing because of the ongoing slaughter at Southwell racecourse.

    The sooner this place closes its doors for good the better.
    Jac

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