Cheltenham reassures horse insurance holders over electrical risks

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Cheltenham reassures horse insurance holders over electrical risks

Cheltenham racecourse has issued reassurances to horse insurance holders that they have reviewed the threat their electrics pose to animals and humans.

Managing director Edward Gillespie told that risk assessments have been carried out in all areas where there is cabling and the racecourse was being "extra specially careful".

Last month an investigation into two horses which collapsed and died in their paddock at Newbury racecourse concluded they had been the victims of an accidental electrocution.

A faulty cable had been discovered under the ground following the incident on February 12th, however the cause of death was only confirmed following a post-mortem examination later in the month.

"Events like the festival are full of generators and cables, but rest assured that we've looked hard at this, as we do with all risks, and we believe this is a safe environment for everybody and for every horse," Mr Gillespie reassured horse insurance holders.

According to the news provider, more than 100 horses will be present at the venue on each day of the four-day meet, with at least 50,000 people also expected to attend.  

March 04th 2011

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