Tag: "Jumps racing"

Should the Grand National be banned?
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Should the Grand National be banned?

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

Two racehorses fatally injured at Royal Ascot
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Two racehorses fatally injured at Royal Ascot

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

Pineau De Re heads off Balthazar King and Double Seven.
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British racing authority to investigate start of Grand National

Jockeys allegedly disobeyed rules, with an official knocked over.

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

Australian appeal over TB breeding practices lost in federal court
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Australian appeal over TB breeding practices lost in federal court

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

Pineau De Re and Leighton Aspell at the finish line.
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Pineau De Re wins injury-free Grand National Steeplechase

18 complete race; no injuries reported among 40 starters.

Drone gives view of Aintree's Grand National course
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Drone gives view of Aintree’s Grand National course

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

From left, James Simpson-Daniel, Michael Scuamore and Mike Tindall with Monbeg Dude.
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Grand National starter ‘dream’ for Zara’s husband

Zara Phillips has worked with steeplechaser to improve his jumping.

British thoroughbred breeding industry fragile - report
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British thoroughbred breeding industry fragile – report

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

Fourth racehorse death as Cheltenham meeting ends
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Fourth racehorse death as Cheltenham meeting ends

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

Racecourse protest follows three horse deaths
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Racecourse protest follows three horse deaths

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

A still from an Animals Australia video shows Banna Strand jumping into a group of people.
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Stray fence jumper returns to triumph

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

Outsider claims Grand National in casualty-free spectacle
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Outsider claims Grand National in casualty-free spectacle

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

Aintree racecourse.
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Death at Aintree on day two of Grand National meeting

Little Josh euthanised with broken shoulder after fall.

The Grand National course at Aintree
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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.

New plastic-cored fences for Grand National
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New plastic-cored fences for Grand National

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

The proposed new Cheltenham upgrade.
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Jockey Club to put £45m into Cheltenham facilities

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

Cheltenham Racecourse
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Cheltenham jumps festival ‘the Olympics of racing’

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

1934 Grand National winner Golden Miller.
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Ten make Grand National hall of fame shortlist

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

Animal Aid condemns three British racing deaths in a day
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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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