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An investigation has been launched after two horses died in the paddock at Newbury amid fears they were electrocuted by underground cabling.

Fenix Two and Marching Song were due to feature in the day's opening race but collapsed. Another horse, Kid Cassidy, was withdrawn after stumbling.

Seven horses made it to the start but the last six races were abandoned.

Marching Song's trainer Andy Turnell said: "He went straight down. It looks like they've been electrocuted."

Trainer Nicky Henderson was quick to withdraw his runner Kid Cassidy, but the novice hurdle race went ahead, more than 20 minutes late, and with three of the original 10 runners missing. It was won by Paul Nicholls' Al Ferof.

Racegoers saw no further racing, and organisers announced later in the day that they would be fully reimbursed.

Horses are far more sensitive to electricity than humans, and wet ground conditions could have contributed to the problem.

Henderson said: "About a minute before it happened, Kid Cassidy was walking in the same corner of the paddock. I had my back turned but my daughter said 'your horse has gone down'.

"He got back up again and he went to the start. All the horses at the start had their hearts checked and he was fine, but he was desperately keen so I decided to take him out.

"Electrocution is the most obvious possibility. Nobody is to blame really, but I think you'd only really find out when they've done a post-mortem.

"The worse thing is what happened to the horses and it's all very odd."

Jonjo O'Neill, trainer of Fenix Two, said: "Kid Cassidy was in front and he took a turn.

 Seven of the 10 horses went ahead and raced, Al Ferof winning

"We thought he was bucking and kicking and he went down on his knees then he seemed to be OK.

"Mine reared up and we couldn't get him back, it was like he was stuck to the ground. It was the weirdest thing I've ever seen in my life."

Al Ferof's owner Paul Barber was in the paddock and said: "The girl [leading] Turnell's said she felt a tingling as she led them round and then Nicky's horse went down.

"They were getting the shocks off the grass, not off the tarmac. I've never seen anything quite like that ever."

Stipendiary steward Paul Barton said: "We are going to hold an inquiry and interview those connected with the horses."

Asked about rumours that a lead rein on one of the dead horses looked burned, Barton said: "One of the reasons we couldn't continue was because of all the speculation.

"The rein will go away for forensic examination to establish what happened to it."

Newbury chairman Christopher Spence said: "It's a nightmare for everybody. We can't be certain what it is, we all think it's electric, but we don't know.

"It's easy to say carry on and hope for the best, but just hoping is not something we should or could do. We've got to look after our customers and we've got to look after the horses, so very regrettably we've called the meeting off.

"It's defeated everyone and we don't know the answer. We'll have a meeting to decide if we can re-run any of the races and we'll make further announcements as soon as we possibly can.

"We've looked at the cables and we couldn't see any damage and no work has been carried out on the paddock since the last meeting."

The second race was due to be screened live on Channel 4 but at 1410 GMT a decision was made to call off racing at the 104-year-old course.

Fenix Two was an unraced six-year-old owned by JP McManus, the employer of champion jockey Tony McCoy. Marching Song, a five-year-old, had raced eight times in all and twice over hurdles.

While a number of trainers urged Newbury to re-arrange the abandoned six races with the Cheltenham Festival fast approaching, at Warwick Finian's Rainbow notched an important win.

The 2-5 favourite did not jump with much fluency in the early stages of the Kingmaker Novices' Chase and most bookmakers left the Arkle favourite unchanged at 7-2 in ante-post markets.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/other_sports/horse_racing/9395743.stm

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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2011, 05:47:23 PM »
Shocking news

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You are either his son or just a total fuckin wanker who I will meet anytime outside the ground to fight if you have any idea where the ground is yer faggot!

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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2011, 05:50:11 PM »
Bet nobody ohms up.

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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2011, 05:56:45 PM »
How is this possible?

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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2011, 06:37:47 PM »
I amp stunned

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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2011, 06:41:42 PM »
I'll be glued to this story as it unfolds.

Probably make it on the mane news.
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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2011, 06:42:52 PM »
Must have been terrible for the punters. Imagine going out Faraday and then seeing carnage like that.


Sad about the horses though - saw it on the news before and they did both look like they'd been electrocuted or something. Both reared up and went mental at almost the same point.
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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2011, 06:45:15 PM »
apparently there was a few horses 'distressed'. bad times.
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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2011, 06:47:40 PM »
Must have been terrible for the punters. Imagine going out Faraday and then seeing carnage like that.


Sad about the horses though - saw it on the news before and they did both look like they'd been electrocuted or something. Both reared up and went mental at almost the same point.

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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2011, 06:59:03 PM »
Why wasn't the mane line grounded?

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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2011, 07:01:02 PM »
I can't think of a pun.

Anyway, this is sad. Poor things.
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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2011, 07:05:05 PM »
Watts fucking happened.

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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2011, 07:10:13 PM »
I can't think of a pun.

Anyway, this is sad. Poor things.

;D I love how people feel pressure to come up with puns on here.

Horrible way for the horses to go, but hopefully they'll find out the cause and resolve it quickly.

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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2011, 07:11:45 PM »
These puns are disrespectful. Someones gonna come in here soon and blow a fuse.

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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2011, 07:14:33 PM »
These puns are disrespectful. Someones gonna come in here soon and blow a fuse.


I wonder if people hoove thought before they post.

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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2011, 07:14:57 PM »
These puns are disrespectful. Someones gonna come in here soon and blow a fuse.



Youre a bit wired arnt ya?
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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2011, 07:16:28 PM »
Bet the atmosphere was electric

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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2011, 07:28:45 PM »
Bet the atmosphere was electric
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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2011, 07:30:07 PM »
Electrifying

You c*nt. Why do you have to drag the thread down? Jesus, have some respect, there living creatures.
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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2011, 07:33:07 PM »
This is neight appropriate.
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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2011, 07:33:56 PM »
You c*nt. Why do you have to drag the thread down? Jesus, have some respect, there living creatures.
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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2011, 07:34:29 PM »
ME?! hahahaha Just thought I would follow on!

I was only pulling your mane lad.
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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2011, 07:36:11 PM »
I was only pulling your mane lad.
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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2011, 07:36:50 PM »
Horse shit was you

No need for that foal language.
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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2011, 07:38:04 PM »
No need for that foal language.
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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2011, 07:38:11 PM »
No need for that foal language.

You're having a 'mare.
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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2011, 07:54:03 PM »
the anti-horse racing protesters are gonna be all over this !

Agree - no doubt it will spark a big debate into the whole thing.

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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2011, 08:13:37 PM »
A tragic death, like the Charged til they Lit Up Brigade.
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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2011, 08:23:24 PM »
Sad about the horses though - saw it on the news before and they did both look like they'd been electrocuted or something. Both reared up and went mental at almost the same point.
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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2011, 08:24:12 PM »
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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2011, 08:34:45 PM »
Is there a video of the incident? If theres one thing I like more then making puns about dead horses, its seeing a horse die.
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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2011, 08:35:25 PM »
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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2011, 08:38:54 PM »
how awful.

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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2011, 08:51:36 PM »
This thread really needs to get back on track.
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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2011, 08:52:28 PM »
This thread really needs to get back on track.

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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2011, 09:03:49 PM »
This thread really needs to get back on track.

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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2011, 09:58:36 PM »
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Re: Racing abandoned at Newbury due to death of 2 horses in parade ring
« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2011, 10:46:11 PM »
You guys are heartless bastards. Although most of the puns have been pretty good... to firm.
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