Tag: Jumps racing

Should the Grand National be banned?

| November 20, 2014 | 1 Comment
Should the Grand National be banned?

If the Grand National is banned, should jumps racing follow? What about other equestrian sports?

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Two racehorses fatally injured at Royal Ascot

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Two racehorses fatally injured at Royal Ascot

Two racehorses euthanised at Royal Ascot, and five die at jumps meeting in Ireland.

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British racing authority to investigate start of Grand National

| May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
British racing authority to investigate start of Grand National

Jockeys allegedly disobeyed rules, with an official knocked over.

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Jockey safety vests not behind rise in neck and spine injuries – research

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jockey safety vests not behind rise in neck and spine injuries – research

Spine injuries relate to head impact the vests aren’t designed to protect.

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Australian appeal over TB breeding practices lost in federal court

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Australian appeal over TB breeding practices lost in federal court

Three judges rule that thoroughbred ban on AI is not anti-competitive.

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Pineau De Re wins injury-free Grand National Steeplechase

| April 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pineau De Re wins injury-free Grand National Steeplechase

18 complete race; no injuries reported among 40 starters.

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Drone gives view of Aintree’s Grand National course

| April 4, 2014
Drone gives view of Aintree’s Grand National course

Record crowds flock to Aintree for opening day of Grand National meeting.

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Grand National starter ‘dream’ for Zara’s husband

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Grand National starter ‘dream’ for Zara’s husband

Zara Phillips has worked with steeplechaser to improve his jumping.

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British thoroughbred breeding industry fragile – report

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
British thoroughbred breeding industry fragile – report

Up to one-third of thoroughbred breeders are losing money – report.

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Fourth racehorse death as Cheltenham meeting ends

| March 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fourth racehorse death as Cheltenham meeting ends

Eight-year-old Raya Star dies after fall in final race on last day of Cheltenham Festival.

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Racecourse protest follows three horse deaths

| June 4, 2013 | 1 Comment
Racecourse protest follows three horse deaths

British Horseracing Authority says average fatality rate in jumps racing is just below 00.5%.

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Stray fence jumper returns to triumph

| May 3, 2013 | 1 Comment
Stray fence jumper returns to triumph

The horse who jumped into the 2011 Grand Annual steeplechase crowd has made amends.

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Outsider claims Grand National in casualty-free spectacle

| April 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Outsider claims Grand National in casualty-free spectacle

Race will be remembered for all the right reasons, says welfare boss.

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Death at Aintree on day two of Grand National meeting

| April 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Death at Aintree on day two of Grand National meeting

Little Josh euthanised with broken shoulder after fall.

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Heart attack suspected in Aintree race death

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Heart attack suspected in Aintree race death

A horse has died on the first day of the Grand National Meeting at Aintree, apparently from a heart attack.

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New plastic-cored fences for Grand National

| April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
New plastic-cored fences for Grand National

Fences kinder if a horse makes a mistake, Aintree says.

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Jockey Club to put £45m into Cheltenham facilities

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Jockey Club to put £45m into Cheltenham facilities

Upgrade aimed at enhancing the overall customer experience at the racecourse.

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Cheltenham jumps festival ‘the Olympics of racing’

| March 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Cheltenham jumps festival ‘the Olympics of racing’

Marketed as the Olympic Games of racing, Cheltenham gets bigger and better every year.

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Ten make Grand National hall of fame shortlist

| February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Ten make Grand National hall of fame shortlist

Public to vote on jumps racing greats from yesteryear and modern day.

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Animal Aid condemns three British racing deaths in a day

| February 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Animal Aid condemns three British racing deaths in a day

The group Animal Aid has reacted angrily to news of three horses deaths on British racecourses on Monday.

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