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    Horrible cruel vicious incident, poor filly.
    He should be kicked out of the racing community…end of :negative:
    Jac

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    Boss and husband so it seems. I’d kick him a damn sight further than out of the racing community.

    To avoid disappointment have no expectations.

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    Here here RTB :good: :good:

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    Was horrified when I read this, that poor filly, he should be barred from any contact with horses, or any other animals. Totally unacceptable behaviour.

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    Not really a surprise, but I didn’t know HE was his husband. Let’s see how the husband reacts, but he should have been punished a bit harsher than only the 12 weeks. Probably not for life, but he’d have to prove he is worth being a part of the racing community.

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    12 weeks ban during the time of the jumps season sounds like a 12 week holiday… :wacko:

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    Well done to the junior staff for reporting it; not something guaranteed to work out well in racing’s insular world.

    It reminded me of reports of a pattern of unedifying behaviour relating to another experienced member of staff from the same stable a couple of years ago https://www.bbc.com/sport/horse-racing/56845060.amp.

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    No mention of the story on RTV’s website.

    I am sure the fact that two of RTV’s main pundits own several horses in Appleby’s yard has nothing to do with RTV’s lack of interest…

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    Well done for highlighting this ERL !.
    Thoroughly unacceptable behaviour , and especially from someone charged with looking after animals.
    The individual concerned has absolutely no place in the racing industry.
    No doubt the racing press will largely turn a blind eye to it , whilst continuing to obsess over their normal pet subjects e.g. the whip / procush.

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    I feel sick everytime I hear mention of that evil b*****d. The poor filly just standing there getting her jaw bashed in, it’s criminal and he needs to be made accountable. He must have used brute force to make her sustain those injuries which in all likelihood could now have ended the filly’s racing career.

    Was there any reaction from her owners?

    RTV should speak out against this horrific act and move their horses ASAP if Appleby doesn’t throw him out.
    I wouldn’t hesitate to act if a horse of mine were in the care of someone like that :negative:

    I don’t care what Mick Appleby does in his private life but his livelihood and, up to now, his good name have been put at risk by this man’s actions and he needs to be made accountable.
    Jac

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    Anyone convicted of abuse of a horse in their care should never be allowed to work in the industry again. I am no fan of Gordon Elliott but punishment for harming a live horse should surely be more severe than stupidly allowing yourself to be photographed sitting on a dead one.

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    Agree re Gordon Elliott Tonge; abusing a live horse is definitely a worse offence.

    Clayton’s ban seems nowhere near long enough, especially given the alleged importance of equine welfare according to the sport’s leadership.

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    “Was there any reaction from her owners?”

    I rarely see any owner reacting…. Just looking at some non-triers or let’s call them tenderly handled horses over the past few years. Not much reaction or outrage from the owners at all.

    And it is true that this is far worse than Elliott sitting on a dead horse. How many times has he (the husband) hit a horse without being caught? The owner/trainer relationship is always described as an intact one in many RP articles or RTV/ITV presentations. Don’t think that their world is that perfect.

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    “RTV should speak out against this horrific act and move their horses ASAP if Appleby doesn’t throw him out.”

    To be fair, they are not RTV’s horses. They are owned by the Horsewatchers syndicate, set up by Chris and Martin Dixon. They both work as pundits on RTV but the syndicates are separate.

    Having said that, it was a poor look for the channel to not mention such a high profile incident on its website. I don’t know if it was mentioned on the channel itself. The fact that two of its highest profile pundits are closely associated with the stable at least gives the impression RTV does not want to highlight the incident.

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    Even though not RTV’s horses still as you say Cork, quite a high profile owners club working within their organisation.

    If I were looking to join their syndicate I would need to be assured that this evil creep had been banned for getting near any horse for the rest of his life.
    Jac

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