Tag: Jumps racing

RSPCA in South Australia calls for end to jumps racing

| 27 July 2015 9:08 am | 0 Comments
RSPCA in South Australia calls for end to jumps racing

Death of Trenchtown on Saturday the 16th since 2009.

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Should the Grand National be banned?

| 20 November 2014 7:32 am | 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

| 18 June 2014 7:12 am | 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

| 9 May 2014 10:27 am | 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

| 1 May 2014 9:34 am | 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

| 19 April 2014 9:07 am | 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

| 6 April 2014 9:11 am | 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

| 4 April 2014 9:28 am
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

| 27 March 2014 8:45 am | 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

| 26 March 2014 9:54 am | 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

| 16 March 2014 2:39 pm | 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

| 4 June 2013 7:35 am | 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

| 3 May 2013 9:21 am | 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

| 7 April 2013 8:40 am | 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

| 6 April 2013 12:13 pm | 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

| 5 April 2013 9:01 am | 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

| 4 April 2013 9:34 am | 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

| 29 March 2013 9:01 am | 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’

| 3 March 2013 7:42 am | 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

| 13 February 2013 8:38 am | 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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