Racehorse deaths not fully reported
Dear Sir, — The Cheltenham Festival takes place between 12th and 15th March this year.
For some people this event is a day out at the races, part of a visual experience, jockeys and horses looking their best, racing at maximum speed. Others take the opportunity to visit a betting shop for a flutter on the outcome of races.
One outcome that is rarely considered, or fully reported, are the deaths of participants. Jockeys rarely die as a result of a fall but last year seven horses were killed taking part in the Cheltenham Festival, five during one day.
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