Point-to-point organisers face enquiry after death of two horses

  • The organisers of a point-to-point in Kent that resulted in the death of two horses appear today in front of the disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA).

    The horses — All For A Reason, trained by Sue Harbour, and Harbour Boy, trained by Philip Hall — were reported to have fallen during the second division of the maiden race at the West Street Tickham meeting at Detling in Kent on Saturday, 14 March.

    The pair then ran loose on to the A249 where one was struck by a car. But both animals suffered severe injuries and were put down by a vet on the scene.

    The Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority will hold an enquiry at lunchtime today to consider whether the West Street Tickham Point-to-Point Committee breached regulations by not adequately ensuring the venue’s perimeter security to stop loose horses getting onto nearby public highways.

    After the incident, investigations were launched by both the Point-to-Point Secretaries Association (PPSA) and the BHA.

    Although two horses died, no people were injured in the incident.

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