Race Horse Death Watch 2017

Horse Date Course Cause of Death
Petethepear (IRE) 21 Mar, 2017 Wetherby Broke Down Injured – Destroyed-
Crimson Ark (IRE) 18 Mar, 2017 Kempton Park NH Fell – Broke Neck – Dead-
Hadrians Approach (IRE) 16 Mar, 2017 Cheltenham Fell – Broke Foreleg Cannon Bone – Destroyed-
Toe The Line (IRE) 16 Mar, 2017 Cheltenham Fell on Bend in Running – Broke Leg – Destroyed-
Consul De Thaix (FR) 15 Mar, 2017 Cheltenham Fell – Broke Neck – Dead-
Ballynorth Benny (IRE) 12 Mar, 2017 Market Rasen Pulled Up – Fatally Injured-
Disputed (IRE) 11 Mar, 2017 Sandown NH Pulled Up – Injured Foreleg – Destroyed-
Sirabad (FR) 11 Mar, 2017 Hereford Fell – Broke Neck – Dead-
Circus Star (USA) 10 Mar, 2017 Ayr NH Collapsed During Race – Dead-
Far From Defeat (IRE) 05 Mar, 2017 Huntingdon Collapsed and Died After Race-
Episode 03 Mar, 2017 Doncaster NH Broke Foreleg Cannon Bone – Destroyed-
Amantius 02 Mar, 2017 Taunton Fell – Broke Neck – Dead-
Grexit (IRE) 01 Mar, 2017 Musselburgh NH Pulled Up – Fractured Knee – Destroyed-
Batavir (FR) 01 Mar, 2017 Ffos Las NH Unseated Rider – Fatally Injured Running Loose-
Fayette County (IRE) 28 Feb, 2017 Catterick NH Fell – Broke Neck – Dead-

 

 

Horse Date Course Cause of Death
The Chuckmeister (IRE) 26 Feb, 2017 Southwell NH Pulled Up – Fatally Injured-
Minstrels Gallery (IRE) 26 Feb, 2017 Southwell NH Collapsed and Died After Race –
Solar Deity (IRE) 25 Feb, 2017 Lingfield AW Pulled Up – Fatally Injured-
Actlikeacountess 21 Feb, 2017 Taunton Fell – Broke Neck – Dead-
Sue Oscar (IRE) 20 Feb, 2017 Carlisle NH Broke Down and Fell on flat – Dead-
Beg To Differ (IRE) 20 Feb, 2017 Carlisle NH Broken Down – Fatally Injured-
Ma Du Fou (FR) 09 Feb, 2017 Doncaster NH Fell – Fatally Injured-
Novemberstorm (IRE) 09 Feb, 2017 Doncaster NH Broke Near-Hind Leg – Destroyed-
Rocklim (FR) 04 Feb, 2017 Musselburgh NH Fell – Broke Near Foreleg – Destroyed-
Runswick Days (IRE) 04 Feb, 2017 Musselburgh NH Pulled Up – Fatally Injured-
Maverik 02 Feb, 2017 Chelmsford Collapsed and Died After Race-
Woodacre 01 Feb, 2017 Newcastle AW Fell – Broke Foreleg Cannon Bone – Destroyed-
According To Them (IRE) 31 Jan, 2017 Lingfield NH Pulled Up – Fatally Injured-
Going Concern (IRE) 29 Jan, 2017 Sedgefield Fell – Neck / Spinal Injury – Destroyed-
Many Clouds (IRE) 28 Jan, 2017 Cheltenham Collapsed and Died After Race – Raced To Death-
Horse Date Course Cause of Death
Orchard Park (IRE) 28 Jan, 2017 Doncaster NH Fatally Injured-
Jades Legend 27 Jan, 2017 Doncaster NH Pulled Up – Injured – Destroyed-
Subtle Grey (IRE) 23 Jan, 2017 Newcastle NH Fell – Fatally Injured-
Bells On Sunday 20 Jan, 2017 Chepstow NH Fell – Broke Neck – Dead-
Meet The Legend 14 Jan, 2017 Kempton Park NH Fell – Fatally Injured-
Wait A Second (IRE) 13 Jan, 2017 Huntingdon Fell – Injured – Destroyed-
Newton Thistle 12 Jan, 2017 Catterick NH Fell – Dead-
North Island (FR) 03 Jan, 2017 Musselburgh NH Collapsed During Race – Dead-
Laissez Dire (FR) 02 Jan, 2017 Plumpton Fell – Broke Foreleg Cannon Bone – Destroyed-
Vinny Gambini (IRE) 01 Jan, 2017 Musselburgh NH Fell – Broke Near-Hind Leg – Destroyed-

 

 

MYTH –  Horses love to race!

FACT – Horses are herd animals. When one runs, They all run. It is instinctive behavior, coupled with relentless training, that makes them run and jump.

 

MYTH – Horses are well looked after in their retirement.

FACT – The racing industry receives around 10 per cent of bookmakers’ profits every year totalling £69m for the 2015-2016 financial year. A small amount of that money was allocated to help fund the industry`s official retraining schemefor race horses. However, under new rules, that funding was essentially diverted to ex-race horse event promotion, leaving the 7,500 horseswho leave racing each year in an even more precarious position that before.

Dont fund the industry that exploits horses. Boycott horseracing events and PLEASE dont bet on the races

Horrific Scenes at Cheltenham as Two More Horses are Killed

Cheltenham’s infamous racecourse claimed the lives of two more horses at this year’s Festival. On this third day of racing, eight-year-old Toe The Line (IRE) was put down after breaking her leg in the 4.50pm Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle.

In the last race of the day, 10-year-old gelding, Hadrian’s Approach (IRE), was killed after breaking his leg.

Yesterday, five-year-old gelding Consul De Thaix broke his neck in an horrific fall. In his dying throes, other horses repeatedly kicked him as they tried to avoid his stricken body.

The deaths today bring the total number of horses killed at the Festival to 56 since the year 2000.

Says Animal Aid Director, Isobel Hutchinson:

We are deeply saddened that two more horses have been killed in the name of entertainment. It is unthinkable that, in a modern world, a “sport” which costs animals their lives is simply allowed to continue. Year after year, horses die and suffer at the Cheltenham Festival and yet no one is properly held to account. We would urge anyone thinking of placing a bet on the last day of the Festival not to support this cruel and exploitative activity.

Tow the Line is the second fatality of this week’s festival, following the death of Consul De Thaix after a harrowing fall yesterday. (see below)

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/horseracing/779511/Consul-De-Thaix-DEAD-heavy-fall-Cheltenham-Festival-Neptune-Novices-Hurdle