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    Default RIP Sirrocean Storm

    RIP Sirrocean Storm. Your 'accident' was 'most unfortunate'.

    ...But obviously a price Racing Victoria is willing to pay. The irony of it is this is no accident.

    Second day of the jumps racing season in Victoria & Sirocean Storm is just the first of many victims to come...

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    Gallop free in the paddocks on the other side of the bridge Sirrocean Storm. XOXOX

    Why should RV care...there's plenty more where they came from.

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    I really dont understand the purpose of jumps racing... really dont.

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    Majority of jumps racing horses are failed 'normal' track runners. Its basicly their second chance. Its either that, or a slim chance of finding a new home(who wants a hotted up ex-racehorse?) or the glue factory. Thoroughbred trainers/owners don't keep them, they are a waste of money, time and space.
    Banning race jumping would see a lot more horses in the knackery. Although it seems inhumane to have 2 or 3 horses pts on the track in a season, its better than 2 or 3 hundred in a year.
    IMO, the jumps are too small. I know from experiance a horse(Thoroughbreds especially) get 'lazy' when jumping smaller jumps. They don't pay attention, don't lift their legs, don't watch their stride etc. Just throw themself over, so to speak. I think horsey people will get me there
    Wiley my TB knocks down smaller jumps more often than the bigger ones.
    I also believe towards the end of the race there shouldn't be any more jumps once the horses are tired. Keep them all at the start when they are fresh.

    I'll add, these horses love to run, its what they're bred for. Its like telling a surfer not to go surfing in the chance he might be eaten by a shark.
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    Actually my grandmother will be keeping her horse when his career is finished.


    RIP Sirrocean Storm, you poor little baby

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    Of course, but majority don't. Her horse is obviously a winner though.
    Jumps racing horses arn't, which is why they've been slid over to jumping.
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    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.

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    i cant stand jumps racing the death rate i so high!

    it made me so angry when they argeed on a ban while they were in the spotlight and as soon as it had blown over bam! hey we're back on!! grrrrr
    as for ex racehorses going to the knackery im sure some will but most owners will try ad recoop some money for them and anyway idrather get sent to the knackery then break my legs and wait in agony to be put to sleep
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    I'm sure it's much easier to send horses to the knackery then to spend resources looking for a new home for them.

    Is someone able to link to be a news article of what happened? I'd like to read it personally.

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    I don't know about thoroughbreds but my x brother inlaw bred and raced trotters any not up to racing or breeding straight to knackers no attempts ever to do it any different.

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