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    Is anyone else worried about horses having heat exhaustion after finishing the grand national hope they and the jockeys all come home safe.

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    no!

    mumbojumbo

    That's the spirit! Pity mr.potato_head isn't in the running.



    Why would anyone worry about heat exhaustion when some will die from falling?

    I don't pray Paula Radcliffe doesn't get heat exhaustion every time she runs and that's worse, she's a human.

    SuperEd

    wtf.....

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    hope they and the jockeys all come home safe



    Do they all live with you? oO

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    Relic of a "sport" that has no place in modern society. If it wasn't a billion pound industry it would be surely banned.

    its the jumps and the no hopers. Combine the two and i wonder how any finish at all.

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    mumbojumbo

    This 3-day meeting averages 3 equine deaths per year. No other 'sport' … This 3-day meeting averages 3 equine deaths per year. No other 'sport' accepts the deaths of some of its competitors as a 'normal' event and there are ongoing calls to improve conditions. The unseasonally high temps will only make matters worse.If Paula Radcliffe was to race under the same conditions she will have undergone full acclimatization training with a team of advisors on hand in preparation. The same cannot be said for the horses running at Aintree - many of which will be running 'flat out' on untested ground.



    Paula Radcliffe is a human - if one of the jockeys died then it might be comparable.

    A horse dying is the equivalent of a total engine blowout in a F1 meet.

    If they get too tired they'll stop won't they? I always do.

    yeah its sad, i mean the jockeys whip the horses, its slavery of animals, but the human race doesn't care as long as it bumps up there bottom line

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    black gerbil1

    yeah its sad, i mean the jockeys whip the horses, its slavery of animals, … yeah its sad, i mean the jockeys whip the horses, its slavery of animals, but the human race doesn't care as long as it bumps up there bottom line



    You know, there are some tribes in remote areas of the Amazon that have been known to (parents, please be cautious in letting your children read the following)......





    eat animals! oO

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    FilthAndFurry

    You know, there are some tribes in remote areas of the Amazon that have … You know, there are some tribes in remote areas of the Amazon that have been known to (parents, please be cautious in letting your children read the following)......eat animals! oO



    The best pepperoni is made from horse meat

    I'm backing V-Neck its a good jumper

    It's 20 degrees, not 40 lol.

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    obviously don't want any of the horses to die but it's not something i'm worrying about

    FilthAndFurry

    You know, there are some tribes in remote areas of the Amazon that have … You know, there are some tribes in remote areas of the Amazon that have been known to (parents, please be cautious in letting your children read the following)......eat animals! oO


    yeah we have gone that far that its okay to eat another living thing, and not even think twice about it

    black gerbil1

    yeah its sad, i mean the jockeys whip the horses, its slavery of animals, … yeah its sad, i mean the jockeys whip the horses, its slavery of animals, but the human race doesn't care as long as it bumps up there bottom line



    black gerbil1

    yeah we have gone that far that its okay to eat another living thing, and … yeah we have gone that far that its okay to eat another living thing, and not even think twice about it



    I presume then that you're a vegan? Or do you still have the odd bit of cold tuna?

    The horses are trained and prepared for this and looked after very very well

    So not any worries as all jockeys will know if the horse is suffering and pull them up if they are

    Now come on Oscar time

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    deek72

    I presume then that you're a vegan? Or do you still have the odd bit of … I presume then that you're a vegan? Or do you still have the odd bit of cold tuna?




    I think he's turned!

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    black gerbil1

    yeah we have gone that far that its okay to eat another living thing, and … yeah we have gone that far that its okay to eat another living thing, and not even think twice about it



    I do think about it twice.More than that infact.
    I think about eating meat quite a lot.
    Mmm bacon..

    guv

    I think he's turned!



    Yup, I think that's a guv now, given,... erm, I mean a given now, guv

    I actually agree with him to some extent though. I don't particularly enjoy eating other living things. I prefer mine to be stone dead.

    I just hope all the horsies are ok as they don't get a say- at least the jockeys do

    i just want one of my 5 bets to wins

    none of them came out lol!
    Edited by: "Borat" 9th Apr 2011

    Confirmation now that Ornais and Dooneys Gate did suffer fatal flaws in today's race. Our thoughts go out to the connections of those horses.

    smithyp1

    Confirmation now that Ornais and Dooneys Gate did suffer fatal flaws


    Yup the heart stopping is quite a major flaw

    smithyp1

    Confirmation now that Ornais and Dooneys Gate did suffer fatal flaws in … Confirmation now that Ornais and Dooneys Gate did suffer fatal flaws in today's race. Our thoughts go out to the connections of those horses.:(



    Awwww no ....did anyone else see something covered with a sheet after the jump?

    dailymail.co.uk/new…tml

    Not suprised after seeing these pics........WARNING one of the horses who died is pictured
    I have only just thought about how cruel this is!!!

    I dont care if the jockeys die, i only care about the poor horses, 2 dead, they should ban horse racing, its cruel anyway, there only allowed to do it because goverment gets massive tax's from the sport.

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    gemmyw

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1375210/Grand-National-2011-Ballabriggs-wins-day-drama-Aintree.htmlNot suprised after seeing these pics........WARNING one of the horses who died is picturedI have only just thought about how cruel this is!!!



    I hope they informed the next of kin before announcing the names.

    How funny are u ^

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    roadrunner1

    How funny are u ^



    Not as funny as the silly overreactions in this thread.

    Sure its sad - but "WARNING"'s? Give me a break.

    Far as im concerned, animals just as important as humans to me.

    Daytrader

    Far as im concerned, animals just as important as humans to me.



    Actually, more important according to your previous post. I quote "I don't care if the jockeys die, I only care about the horses".
    Ridiculous statement.

    Well more important then, as animals dont have a say, i fecking hate cruelty, i would not hesitate to put down a person who is cruel to a animal.
    Edited by: "Daytrader" 9th Apr 2011

    Daytrader

    Well more important then, as animals dont have a say, i fecking hate … Well more important then, as animals dont have a say, i fecking hate cruelty, i would not hesitate to put down a person who is cruel to a animal.



    You're not one of those animal rights protester freaks are you? You sound very angry and dangerous

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    Daytrader

    Well more important then, as animals dont have a say, i fecking hate … Well more important then, as animals dont have a say, i fecking hate cruelty, i would not hesitate to put down a person who is cruel to a animal.



    most racehorses are better kept than some people
    most racehorses love racing
    its sad when one dies, but almost all don't and have a great life

    colinsunderland

    most racehorses are better kept than some peoplemost racehorses love … most racehorses are better kept than some peoplemost racehorses love racingits sad when one dies, but almost all don't and have a great life



    This^^^*

    Horse racing isn't cruel. Dangerous at times yes, but not cruel. Perhaps those saying it is cruel need to do some research first

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    Daytrader

    Well more important then, as animals dont have a say, i fecking hate … Well more important then, as animals dont have a say, i fecking hate cruelty, i would not hesitate to put down a person who is cruel to a animal.



    That's cruel!
    Would you put down an animal that was cruel to another animal too?

    greatest666

    That's cruel!Would you put down an animal that was cruel to another … That's cruel!Would you put down an animal that was cruel to another animal too?



    Yeah, put down all carnivores, and the omnivores. Perhaps the herbivores should be put down for being cruel to vegetables (speaking of which, no addjon in this thread?)

    wow, just wow OP. 20ishC and you are worried about heat exhaustion? Perhaps its best you don't go on holiday abroad

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