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    Triptych
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    Sad to hear that West End Woody lost his life today after falling at Carlisle .. just six years old.
    Poor boy.

    The news of his demise was emailed to me tonight to include here on our Memorials with this message…a lovely tribute…

    For your memorials page, a bonny young horse West End Woody (IRE) was killed today at Carlisle. Ground atrocious. The inexperienced horse was taking a pull and Bewley couldn’t control him. Needed settling better. Sad to see him go down with fatal consequences. Very sweet, bonny lad. 

    RIP dear West End Woody ⚘

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    Thanks for sharing this, Jac. The tribute is very fitting and he looked in trouble from the very beginning. He had his head all over the place and stepped into the hurdle. I don’t even think he saw it properly. After his fall he galloped away and the screens were around him a circuit later. Too bad when a commentator fails to mention this properly or at all.
    Gary O’Brien for instance is always concerned and never hides such an injury from the TV spectators.

    May he rest in peace

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    Wonder how many others have slipped through because commentators have failed to report back on the race Ruby.

    All credit to Gary O’Brien for being upfront, it’s not what we want to hear but a race should be reported honestly with no glossing around the edges.

    A Formula 1 commentator wouldn’t forget seeing that a car had turned over without reporting back to viewers on how the driver had faired, so why not give all horses and jockeys the respect they deserve so that if the worst happens we can pay tribute to their bravery and say a respectful goodbye.
    Jac

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