Australian Steeplechase Racing Faces Crisis With Horse Deaths

The fate of steeplechase racing in Australia is coming under fire again as three horses have died in one week of jump racing at the Warrnambool May Racing Carnival. According to news sources that makes seven horses that have died or been euthanized so far this season over jumps, and it’s early in the season.

The deaths caused a suspension of steeplechase racing in the Australian stat

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The fate of steeplechase racing in Australia is coming under fire again as three horses have died in one week of jump racing at the Warrnambool May Racing Carnival. According to news sources that makes seven horses that have died or been euthanized so far this season over jumps, and it’s early in the season.

The deaths caused a suspension of steeplechase racing in the Australian state of Victoria earlier this week. Victoria is one of the few places steeplechase racing is held in Australia

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Kimberly S. Brown is the editor of EquiManagement/EquiManagement.com and the group publisher of the Equine Health Network at Equine Network LLC.

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