Posted in Blog,Jumps RacingMay 7, 2013
Warrnambool is celebrating that they managed to not kill a horse this year at their annual carnival. This notorious carnival has 6 jumps races over the 3 days – one of them being the gruelling Grand Annual Steeplechase (or as we like to say, Grand Annual Disgrace), which comprises of 33 fences over 5.5 kilometres. In 2009 this carnival killed 3 horses, and in 2011 a horse jumped into a crowd of spectators inj
Posted in Blog,Jumps RacingMarch 7, 2013
After the whole police tapes debacle that plagued the Liberal leadership in recent days, a strange twist of fate has seen former Racing Minister Denis Napthine, become the 47th Premier of Victoria.
The man who is the member for the South-West Coast (the heartland of jumps racing) and who has contributed $2 million towards reviving the deadly sport, has suddenly found himself controlling the reins of the whole state
Posted in Blog,Jumps RacingMay 5, 2012
The Warrnambool carnival was anything but incident free, but if you look at the attitudes of the jumps fanatics after the running of the Grand Annual Steeplechase, you could easily be mistaken for thinking it was.
The Warrnambool Carnival (which is the height of the jumps racing season) is notorious for killing horses in jumps racing. Here’s a little recent history of horses who have perished during the three