Horse put down following Guernsey race meeting

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Horse put down following Guernsey race meeting

Horse insurance policyholders have been told that an animal was put down following a Guernsey race meet on Monday (May 2nd), after the mount sustained an injury on the water-logged track.

Channel TV reported that Crizanza, a horse from Jersey, fell in the second card of the L'Ancresse event and was euthanised because of damage sustained to its knee.

Emmett Stack, Crianza's jockey, said that the heavy rainfall on the day may have contributed to the seriousness of the injury.

"On the day the weather wasn't good. It was blowing a gale. Normally, you know in the best of times, this is a difficult track to ride. But yesterday unfortunately it rained a lot and the ground became a little bit slippy," he explained.

The remainder of the races were cancelled after the ground was deemed to be too dangerous to ride.

However, BBC Sport reported that an inquiry is now being called for as those involved in the event believe that the competition should have continued.

May 04th 2011

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