Horse dies and three jockeys suspended in Cheltenham Festival drama.
“On arrival at the start, the colt had spread its right fore plate and was reshod, after which the BHA veterinary officer was satisfied with Sir Erec’s suitability to race.
No horse fell, while four of the 19 starters were pulled up.
Did any horses die at Cheltenham 2019?
The Cheltenham Festival suffered its first equine death on Tuesday night after Ballyward was euthanised following a fall in the National Hunt Chase. A Cheltenham statement said: “As animal-lovers, we hate to lose any horse and of course we shall review this incident. Our thoughts are with Ballyward’s connections.”
How many horses killed at Cheltenham?
Seven horses died at Cheltenham last year – and a total of 40 have passed away since 2007. That total has now risen to 43 as Ballyward was fatally injured in the last race of the day on Tuesday and Sir Erec suffered a brutal injury on Friday.
How many horses died at Cheltenham 2019?
With the festival on for yet another season, the death toll for horses subjected to this cruelty continues to rise, now counting three deaths at Cheltenham in 2019 alone. One of the many other horses who has suffered a similar fate on a British race track.
Did any horses died today at Aintree?
Two horses died at Aintree on Friday with Crucial Role and Forest Des Aigles both losing their lives. There have been 13 deaths at the Grand National since the turn of the millennium. Horse racing fans took to social media to hail Up For Review following the news of his death.