First death rocks jumps season

By on April 17, 2013

Scenic Buzz

Fall … Scenic Buzz falls at Sandown and wanted to be put down. Provide: Knowledge Limited

Jumps suffered its first fatality of the season when promising steeplechaser Scenic Buzz fell and was once put down at Sandown on Wednesday.

The Terry O’Sullivan-trained seven-One Year-earlier, having his 2nd begin over the fences, took off too early at the closing Bounce and cartwheeled on landing.

He regained his toes and persevered down the straight previous to stopping 50m from the successful put up, the position he stood sooner than attendants arrived. He then lay down as hessian displays had been raced to the scene.

Veterinarian officers in the beginning believed he had winded himself and gave him 20 minutes, hidden with the help of four shows, to get better. alternatively, the gelding commenced exhibiting symptoms of neck dramas and used to be as soon as euthanized.

No jumps racing protesters have been at Sandown for the 12.25pm first race.

O’Sullivan, the hardened Stawell tutor, mentioned fatality was once once “a reality of racing” and that it will be “a bugger of a long shuttle place of abode”.

Jockey Martin Kelly mentioned the horse took simply took off too early. The apprentice hoop used to be unhurt.

The casualty comes in simple terms 5 weeks into the season.

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