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    If people stopped betting on racing the industry would end.
    The overbreeding, overracing and overtraining of these poor horses would end.
    It's no different to the Greyhound industry, wasteful and cruel.
    Too many animals. There is no way to end the industry but to stop it.
    When there are so many animals being bred and so few succeeding, the waste and suffering will always be there.
    It is driven by greed and will never be humane or nice.

    Poor poor horse. If the whole lot ended and these animals were quietly put down without being subjected to this sort of cruel end the world would be a slightly nicer place.

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    This is the article I read:

    'Jumps death should be the last' @ Herald Sun

    You are exactly right Natty, it comes down to greed.

    RV chief executive Rob Hines says it was 'very disappointing' - I'm sure he'd be a bit more than disappointed if it was him that broke his leg and had to have his life ended! So sad too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerini View Post
    Jumps racing is damn cruel and nervewracking to watch. One of the dumbest and most dangerous sports out there IMO. I will never ever ever support this sport, it is just ridiculous and pointless.

    RIP Sirocean Storm. Its terrible how you had to go in this way.
    Are you serious? Have you seen the injuries caused by X country jumping? Surely you have considering you ride.
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    RIP Sirocean Storm

    just curious, is jump racing different to normal show jumping??

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    "At least 19 horses died while competeing in intermediate three day events(showjumping, Xcountry, dressage) in 2007 and 2008 in the US."

    What im trying to express is that horse riding is a risk full stop. For riders and horse.
    If you want to ban this because horses get killed, then you'll have to go on and ban X country and showjumping.
    I rode the other week, and Wiley stumbled over a jump and land on his front knees...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mianco View Post
    RIP Sirocean Storm

    just curious, is jump racing different to normal show jumping??
    Well yes it is, but it isn't at the same time. You don't bet on show jumping, but you bet on jumps racing. Show jumping is a race against the time, while jumps racing is a race against other horses. Both are ridden at impeccable speeds, both are dangerous, both result in falls, both result in death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Well yes it is, but it isn't at the same time. You don't bet on show jumping, but you bet on jumps racing. Show jumping is a race against the time, while jumps racing is a race against other horses. Both are ridden at impeccable speeds, both are dangerous, both result in falls, both result in death.
    Gosh I feel even more silly and niave now, as I thought normal jumping was about points its easy to tell my experience with horses is the odd trail ride..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mianco View Post
    Gosh I feel even more silly and niave now, as I thought normal jumping was about points its easy to tell my experience with horses is the odd trail ride..
    Some are 'get as many points before the time runs out' others are 'complete the course as quick as you can'.
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