“Lucky to be alive,” says doctor after anti-hunt activist trampled by horse

Sam Morley receiving emergency medical treatment. Image copyright Staffordshire Hunt Sabs

“Lucky to be alive,” says doctor after anti-hunt activist trampled by horse 37-year-old factory worker Sam Morley of Staffordshire Hunt Saboteurs was monitoring an illegal fox hunt in the Shropshire area on 15th January 2022 when he was trampled by one of the horses from the hunt. As a result, he was hospitalised and was told by Doctors that he was “lucky to be alive”. West Midlands ambulance service were called to the scene at 3.16pm on Saturday 15th January 2022 after receiving reports of an incident where a person…

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“This is the death of an innocent horse” Beloved family horse put to sleep in tragic circumstances

Horse killed after hunt Hounds spook it causing to run into a gate. Image retrieved The Gazette.

“This is the death of an innocent horse” Beloved family horse put to sleep in tragic circumstances A 21-year-old horse has been put to sleep after he panicked when approximately 40 Essex and Suffolk Hunt hounds raced onto private land where he was situated. Horse, Barney, lived on the Grove Estate, Wormingford, and had been owned and loved by Lisa Line since he was just four months old. Barney bolted in fear and ran straight through a closed gate on the land, resulting in him sustaining a broken leg. His…

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Two major road incidents involving horses in one week

horse killed Chippenham B4069 close to where the incident happened

Two major road incidents involving horses in one week Two major road incidents involving horses have been reported in one week. Friday 7th January: Emergency services rush to scene of road collision: Two horses die and riders ‘seriously injured’ after crash in Waltham Abbey Two riders were rushed to hospital following a serious collision with a motor vehicle and, tragically, their horses have had to put to sleep due the injuries they sustained at the crash. The collision happened in Woodgreen Road, Waltham Abbey on Friday (7 Jan) and emergency…

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Judge rules in favour of Former Jockey, Freddie Tylicki

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Judge rules in favour of Former Jockey, Freddie Tylicki in his negligence claim against Graham Gibbons Former Jockey Freddie Tylicki, who has been left paralysed after a serious fall at Kempton, has won in his personal injury claim against fellow Flat Jockey, Graham Gibbons. Gibbons was found guilty of ‘reckless disregard’ for his role in there fall where Tylicki was trampled by his own mount, Nellie Deen, after falling from her during the 3.20pm race at Kempton Park on 31st October 2016. Tylicki, who has been left a permanent wheelchair user,…

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Olympic Coach John Sillett, charged with rape and sexual assault of underage girl

John Sillett, renowned Olympic Showjumping Coach, charged with rape and sexual assault of underage girl

John Sillett, renowned Olympic Showjumping Coach, charged with rape and sexual assault of underage girl Winchester Crown Court has heard that a former Olympic showjumping coach, John Sillett, sexually abused and raped a teenage girl over a period of seven years. Sillett, 55, faces five charges of rape, five counts of assault by penetration and two sexual assaults report the Mirror. It is alleged that the assaults started when the girl was between 12 and 13 years old a prosecutor told the court. Sillett, who lives in Farley Hill, Wokingham,…

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A “Delighted” Harry Charles proves quicker than Marcus Ehning at London International Horse Show

Harry Charles and 15 year old gelding, Borsato

A “Delighted” Harry Charles proves quicker than Marcus Ehning at London International Horse Show British riders dominated the second day at London International Horse Show which was made extra special by Olympian, Harry Charles who took a win in the Champagne Taittinger Ivy Stakes CSI5* class. Charles was awarded the prize after beating the odds riding 15 year old gelding, Borsato (Contendro 1 x Nijinski). This comes on top of the pair’s win at CHI Geneva last weekend. With a time of 34.07 seconds, Charles left Germany’s Marcus Ehning riding…

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Puissance: Guy Williams and Mr Blue Sky Fly High at London International

puissance guy williams London International Horse Show 2021

Puissance: Guy Williams and Mr Blue Sky Fly High at London International Guy Williams and Mr Blue Sky win the 2.10m Le Mieux Puissance at London International Horse Show 2021 The grand finale on the opening night of the London International Horse show welcomed the LeMieux Puissance wall. Spectators and fans alike were treated to a spellbinding finish which saw Guy Williams and prolific winner, Mr Blue Sky, take victory where the wall reached 2.10m. Williams and his mount were the only pair to jump without fault, with French riders…

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“Pass Slow and Wide” signs NOT needed in Lincolnshire say Council

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“Pass Slow and Wide” signs NOT needed in Lincolnshire say Council Lincolnshire council dismisses the need for new horse safety signs, whilst Oxfordshire County Council embraces the signs as part of a joint safety initiative. Lincolnshire Country Council has rejected plans to erect road signs to alert drivers to ‘pass slow and wide’, saying that it would be “counter-productive”. The British Horse Society (BHS) has requested that signs be installed as part of an awareness campaign that is already successfully running in other parts of the country. BHS are even…

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Request for a Restraining Order on Bob Baffert Over Medina Spirit’s Death

By Richard Yaussi from Arcadia, USA - Bob Baffert, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3848869

Request for a Restraining Order on Bob Baffert Over Medina Spirit’s Death and Baffert’s Records of Deaths and Violations Hall of Fame trainer, Bob Baffert, has been avoiding public comment since the tragic death of racehorse, Medina Spirit, winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby. 68-year-old Baffert, is responsible for training around 40 horses at Santa Anita, according to the track, and about 50 horses at Los Alamitos Race Course, another track in Southern California. Art Sherman, trainer of 2014 Kentucky Derby champion California Chrome, acknowledges that Baffert is going through…

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Winner of 2021 Kentucky Derby, Medina Spirit, dies during a training session

Image for illustration purposes only for death of Medina Spirit

Winner of 2021 Kentucky Derby, Medina Spirit, dies during a training session Image for illustration purposes only not of Medina Spirit The controversial winner of the 2021 Kentucky Derby, Medina Spirit, has collapsed and died after completing a 5-furlong workout on Monday 6th December 2021 under trainer Bob Baffert. This has been confirmed by California Horse Racing Board’s Equine Medical Director, Dr. Jeff Blea. Dr. Blea gave a statement saying “I spoke to the attending veterinarian and when they got to him on the track he had already expired. Not…

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Tylicki versus Gibbons: Judge hopes to deliver verdict before Christmas

Frederik Tylicki image retrieved from Facebook

Tylicki versus Gibbons: Judge hopes to deliver verdict before Christmas in case that left Jockey with catastrophic injuries. The £6million damages claim being heard in the High Court between Jockeys Frederik Tylicki and Graham Gibbons closed on Friday 3rd December with the Judge Karen Waldon-Smith to make the final verdict before Christmas break, beginning on 21st December. Tylicki claims that Gibbons’ mount was approximately 1 to 2 horse widths away from the inner rail and Gibbons must have known there that there was room for another horse to enter that…

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“avoidable accident” states Sports Analyst in Freddie Tylicki case

Freddie Tylicki hearing - Sports Analyst gives evidence that this was an “avoidable accident”.

“avoidable accident” states Sports Analyst in Freddie Tylicki case Freddie Tylicki hearing – Sports Analyst gives evidence that this was an “avoidable accident”. Sky sports analyst, Jim McGrath, has given evidence in the trial of Freddy Tylicki who is suing Graham Gibbons for £6m in respect of life changing injuries sustained at the 2016 Kempton Race. McGrath stated that the fall that led to Tylicki becoming paralysed “could easily have been avoided” and said that the stewards on the day should have found Gibbons guilty of dangerous riding for “riding…

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Jockey missing, presumed dead after late night swim

Irish Jockeys Face Five Year Ban

Jockey missing, presumed dead after late night swim 26 year old Jockey, Chris Caserta, missing presumed dead after a late night swim Jockey, Chris Caserta, is feared dead after taking a late night swim with trackwork rider, Amy Graham on Wednesday 1st December off Surfers Paradise Beach in Queensland, Australia. The two went for a swim in the sea just after 10pm and were spotted by members of the public who noticed that they were “struggling in the water”. They were able to assist Miss Graham to safety, but Caserta…

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Paralysed Jockey Freddy Tylicki suing Graham Gibbons for £6m

Paralysed Jockey Freddy Tylicki suing Graham Gibbons £6m Horses racing for illustration only

Paralysed Jockey Freddy Tylicki suing Graham Gibbons for £6m Feature image used for illustration purposes only. Paralysed Jockey Freddy Tylicki is suing Jockey Graham Gibbons for £6m in respect of his life changing injuries resulting from a collision at Kempton Park on 2016. Jockey Jim Crowley has given evidence in the High Court that Graham Gibbons’  breath smelled of alcohol in the training room on the day of Freddie Tylicki’s collision which left him partially paralysed and a permanent wheelchair user. However, when questioned, Crowley said that Gibbons did not…

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Couple left “Devastated” as Horse Therapy Centre Destroyed by Arwen

Horse Therapy Centre Westerleigh stables roof on floor

Couple Left “Devastated” as Horse Therapy Centre Destroyed by Arwen A couple in South Gloucestershire have been left “devastated” after last weekend’s Storm Arwen destroyed their equine therapy centre for children with additional needs.  They were phoned in the early hours of the morning of 27th November and told the devastating news. Owner, Lauren Jones, who runs the Westerleigh stables said how the roof collapsed, leaving horses trapped inside and terrified. Fortunately, only one pony suffered a minor injury to it’s leg, “it could have been a lot worse” said…

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