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bill
28-08-11, 10:50 PM
http://www.virtualformguide.com/photos/200711/Race3-FergusMcIver-07202011-8824.JPGSix-year-old Fergus McIver became the fourth horse to die in a jumps race this season when he crashed at the last obstacle in the Houlahan Hurdle at Sandown.Trained by Eric Musgrove and ridden by Arron Lynch the gelding was having his fourth jumps start on Sunday.Lynch escaped unharmed but Fergus McIver died of a suspected heart attack.Three hurdlers and one steeplechaser have been fatalities on Victorian tracks this season.About 25 anti-jumps protesters were at Sandown, waving placards at the front gate and one took ...

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Samsdonks
29-08-11, 11:01 AM
Well now hopefully racing Victoria will finally get the message if you want to see horses jump obstacles properly " go to a eventing event " at least the horses are prepared to jump an obstacle not just go hell for leather and not even get a chance to look at the thing they have to jump and the jockeys aren't probably trained to jump the horse properly there just racing jockeys on horses who jump steeples
Hope no more horses have to suffer for the sake of public audiences maybe we should let the non believers to ban jumps racing see what happens behind the " green curtain" that they had at sandown yesterday we all know what was happening the horse was destroyed so don't put the wall of green up let the public see what really happens and then see how many support this cruel sport and good on the protesters