Horse Deaths Cause Australian Jump Race Ban in 2011

The State of Victoria in Australia will prohibit jump racing after the 2010 season, stated an article on straitstimes.com.

The governing body in that state, Racing Victoria Limited (RVL), made the announcement today (Nov. 27).

The article noted that eight horses die

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The State of Victoria in Australia will prohibit jump racing after the 2010 season, stated an article on straitstimes.com.

The governing body in that state, Racing Victoria Limited (RVL), made the announcement today (Nov. 27).

The article noted that eight horses died following falls in 2009 and 12 died in 2008 "despite safely measures being put in place."

Racing Vidtoria will offer a program of high-weight races in the 2011 "to help in the transition for jump jockeys, trainers, and horses to non-hurdle racing

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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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