Races defended as death triggers fresh call for ban

JUMP DEBATE: Jumps racing has been thrown back into the spotlight following a horse death at a meeting in Casterton on Sunday. Mingbool trainer John O’Connor said the industry has worked hard to increase the sport’s safety in recent times. Picture: TODD LEWIS

A SOUTH East jumps racehorse trainer has leapt to the defence of his beloved sport following another horse death in a hurdle race in Casterton recently.

In the second race of the meeting at the Victorian track,


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