Every year in South Australia, an annual jumps carnival is held at Oakbank – which is fast gaining a reputation as the killing fields of jumps racing. And understandably so.
In the last two years, the Oakbank carnival has killed three horses in jumps racing, and an average of 20 horses over the past twenty years. You may remember the horrific death of Java Star who was killed in the Woodford Reserve hurdle last year (pictured).
The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses will be there again this year to monitor and protest the jumps races. We are hoping for an incident-free raceday, but if history is anything to go by, it’s unlikely.
If you’re free, come along and join the protests and voice your opposition to this cruel sport.
Where: Main gates Oakbank Racecourse (on Shillabeer Rd – see map: http://www.oakbankracingclub.com.au/files/pdf/map.pdf).
When: Sat 7th April (Easter Saturday) and Mon 9th April (Easter Monday)
Time: 9am onwards to around 3pm
What to bring: Warm clothes, Umbrella if necessary and/or sunscreen, hat etc if it’s going to be a warm day. A plate of Vegan/Vegetarian food to share and or snacks, drinks etc. (If possible) Video and/or still camera if you have one.
RSVP: Please RSVP@horseracingkills.com if you haven’t already with your full name and phone number.
Other: All posters, banners etc will be provided. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us (email@example.com) with your phone number