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Davy Russell punching his horse was a serious blow to racing’s image
If such a high-profile and experienced jockey as Davy Russell can hit a horse in the head and escape without sanction, it does a disservice to racing beyond just Ireland
Articles: 2 (Rank: 38)
Tonality: 5.5
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Comments: 275
Tonality: 0.0
  • While the Turf Club will surely want to bring the matter to an expeditious conclusion, it took a full week to organise the first hearing after footage of Russell hitting Kings Dolly emerged online.
  • If such a high-profile and experienced jockey as Russell can punch a horse in the head and to all intents escape without sanction it does a disservice to the sport not only in Ireland but beyond.
  • It is alarming that the Irish Turf Club treated that breach of its rules more seriously than hitting a horse.
  • Video here: Jockey Davy Russell Allegedly Caught On Camera Punching Horse.
  • What a brave little man , banning people like this is not enough a spell in jail would sort the p**ck out ,and how is horse racing a sport ? .
  • It the million plus horses killed for human consumption every year.
  • Horses do far worse to each other, daily.
  • Just ban it and let it go the way of fox hunting - posh people's cheap thrills at the expense of animals and bookmakers the only winners.
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Irish Turf Club reopens case of jockey Davy Russell punching his horse

Animal welfare group ISPCA said it was ‘appalled by the incident’ at Tramore a fortnight ago and said the jockey’s punishment was ‘too lenient’

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Published: 30. 8. 2017 23:00:21

Source: theguardian.com

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Davy Russell punching his horse was a serious blow to racing’s image

If such a high-profile and experienced jockey as Davy Russell can hit a horse in the head and escape without sanction, it does a disservice to racing beyond just Ireland

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Tonality: 5
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Published: 28. 8. 2017 23:06:13

Source: theguardian.com

Mentioned entities: 13

  • Video here: Jockey Davy Russell Allegedly Caught On Camera Punching Horse.
  • If you think this jockey would hurt a horse by punching it you know less about horses than I do.
  • It the million plus horses killed for human consumption every year.
  • This was undertaken to see what effects the whip has on a horse during racing.
  • But the horse will not be hurt at all.