The Victorian contingent of the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses headed down to Warrnambool for day 1 of the jumps carnival today to document incidents and cruelty in jumps racing, as they have done for the past 6 years.
And as predicted, the notorious carnival has started as a complete debacle with not one jumps race being run incident free.
The first jumps race today saw two horses fail to finish. The
Even if your eyes weren’t on Randwick over the weekend, you will have heard about the spat between mother and son combo, Gai and Tom Waterhouse and the feud with owner of champion mare ‘More Joyous’ and advertising honcho, John Singleton. The mare was raced yesterday at Royal Randwick, despite suffering from an injury that week and being treated with antibiotics for heat in her neck. After faili
Warrnambool’s annual jumps carnival has come around again, which is infamous for killing numerous horses over the past years and 3 horses in 2009 alone. And let’s not forget the time that a horse jumped into a crowd of people, including babies and children – proving that jumps racing is not only deadly to horses, but dangerous to jockeys and even the racegoers too. As if the racing industry even n