17 Mar '12, 7am

Five Horses Killed in Two Days at Cheltenham | Care2 Causes

Five Horses Killed in Two Days at Cheltenham | Care2 Causes

England’s Cheltenham Festival is coming under scrutiny and drawing ire from the public and animal welfare organizations after five horses were killed in only two days of racing . Scotsirish and Garde Champetre were euthanized on the first day after fracturing legs on the flat, along with Educated Evans, who broke a leg at a fence during the final race that day. Two more horses, Featherbed Lane and Abergavenny, also suffered from broken legs the following day and were also euthanized. Yet another horse, Wishfull Thinking, fell and crashed through the rail taking out his jockey and a photographer (video ). ‘The news that five horses have now been killed in just two days of racing at Cheltenham confirms the reputation of the Festival as a bloody and unforgiving event. The race that claimed today’s two victims could easily have killed more, given the numerous alarming incident...

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