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What is a Racehorse?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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What is a Racehorse?

A strange question? Perhaps but maybe a timely one. I was lucky enough to be in Dubai for the World Cup this year. Halfway through the racing we paused to take in ‘The Spectacular’. Fireworks, stilt-walkers, dancers suspended above our heads and giant animatronic figures played out a giant moving tableau. The gist of the story [...]

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Where Next on the Whip?

Monday, April 18, 2011

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Where Next on the Whip?

My ATR colleague John McCririck has long argued for a ban on the whip in racing. Today, a new benchmark has been reached in the debate with the Racing Post devoting a page to a well written argument from David Ashforth in favour of banning the use of the stick for all but safety/correction purposes. Looks [...]

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