Tuesday, 2 September 2014


BBC Hampshire   41 minutes ago
A World War One warhorse from the Isle of Wight is awarded an "animal Victoria Cross" to mark the contribution of all animals that served with British forces.


    Warrior - the war horse statue | English Heritage

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                         Warrior statue at Carisbrooke Castle - commemmorating the First World War
                                  and the contribution of the war horse from the Isle of Wight

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Louise Minchin and Bill Turnbull

 Nick Clegg talks to Bill Turbull this morning on Breakfast in the light of the updates surrounding the hospitals who are supposed to be treating Ashya King. Old fuddy duddy out of order, dark age hospital procedures.

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    This is an update video on the progress of Ashya, he was taken away by police around 1 hour ago at 20:30 on the 30th of August. This video will explain ...

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  Your adventure into the world of Global Horseracing
Welcome to Nicholas Godfrey (GB) (Racing Post)
Lyons seeks change in light of Keane incident at Wexford.
 By Jessica Lamb
Published in the Racing Post Monday September 1.2014
Pic: Colin Keane ten-day ban.

“APPRENTICE Colin Keane’s boss Ger Lyons yesterday suggested more could be done to prevent a repeat of the rider’s failure to weigh in after he partnered a winner at Wexford on Saturday.


“Explaining the sequence of events that led to Keane entering the changing rooms before weighing in after Unrequited was first passed the post in the 1m3+f handicap, Lyons revealed distractions had been responsible for the costly mistake, and that Keane had offered to pay the horses owner the prize-money lost to make amends.


“After Colin had spoken to my team and the press he headed as per normal to the weighing room, “ Lyons told his Face Book followers. “A trainer he was riding for later on got in his ear as to what he wanted him to do. Before Colin new it he had put his foot  over the threshold of the Jockey’s’ room, which is deemed illegal, and hence he was disqualified. He held his hands up instantly and was obviously upset.


“He has apologised to me and, more importantly, to my owner and even offered to pay the owner the winning prize-money, which was declined. “


Lyons added: “The onus is on the jockey to weigh in but maybe, with all the modern- day distractions, a steward should escort the jockey’s back to the scales to make sure this doesn’t happen. “


“Keane, who is sitting at the top of the apprentice table, incurred a ten-day ban for the error, which meant Unrequited was disqualified and placed last, and his backers left out of pocket. The ban means the jockey will miss Irish Champions Week-end .


“Lyons added “It is an expensive lesson for Colin as he misses the big champions weekend, but I doubt it’s a mistake he will make again in his career. We all make mistakes and It’s how we deal with them that counts. “

J Margaret Clarke Factfile

IN IRISH AND BRITISH HORSERACING in the training department carried out at home by the licensed trainer and his-her team every day, there will always be found a “Lead Horse” .  In Aidan O’Brien’s team and in Richard Hannon’s Team at home there may well be several  “Lead Horses”  used every day.


A “Lead Horse” is an older racehorse who understands the procedures that a trainer uses whilst his-her horses are out at exercise every day, considered to be a horse that can lead a string of racehorses and make sure to keep the whole string safe whilst out at exercise.


Clearly the stewards at Wexford this day didn’t bother to make sure the young apprentice Colin Keane had the guidance of a steward following his win partnering Unrequited this day. Therefore it is not Colin Keane’s fault. It is the fault of the stewards at the racecourse this day for failing in their duty to guide this young man safely throughout all the procedures required  of him whilst on this racecourse.  This was a racecourse stewards error.

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