We came back from Oakbank early April happy to report that for the first time in four years, no horses died at the annual carnival. That being said, 5 horses still suffered injuries including lameness, a laceration and a ruptured tendon. Two of the five horses are likely to have run their last race. Their fate is unknown.
In a speech at the conclusion of the final jumps race, the Chairman of the club, John Glatz, w
We are delighted to announce that Coopers, who were the major sponsor of last year’s Oakbank Carnival (emphasis on were), have pulled out of sponsoring the carnival after our supporters inundated them with emails and phone calls after the deaths of Virvacity and Art Success and following our video campaign last year. You can see our video below:
Oakbank 2012 – Sponsored Cruelty – The Coalition for t
The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses in conjunction with Animal Liberation SA has called on Thoroughbred Racing SA to postpone the Adelaide Cup which is due to be run on Monday, with temperatures soaring to 38 degrees.
It is written under the TRSA’s own Hot Weather Policy document that 38 degrees escalates to policy level 2, recommending a number of strategies if the race is not called off. W