Almost 50% increase in whip offences in 2023

Jockeys have broken the whip regulations in racing nearly 50% more this year than last year. Figures compiled by Animal Aid show that during the first six months of 2023, there were 370 incidents of...

Posted 19 Jul 2023

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The 2023 Epsom Derby – a trail of failure in its wake

Saturday 3rd June sees 2023’s young generation of equine stars line up in the Epsom Derby. To the industry, it’s a race of great expectations and glory, representing the pinnacle of Thoroughbred horse breeding and...

Posted 24 May 2023

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Grand National 2023 death toll rises

A six-year-old race horse, named Hullnback, has become the fourth victim of the 2023 Grand National meeting, following news that the poor horse died of an infection caused by a racing injury sustained at Aintree...

Posted 11 May 2023