Videos tagged with "eight"

Straight from the Horse's Mouth (Peter Tosh) [12:30]
'Straight From The Horse's Mouth' is a series of short interviews with legendary Jamaican drummer Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace. This is number eight in the ser...

Weaning to Winning: Introduction [28:52]
Edd Roggenkamp introduces the eight steps from foaling to racehorse. Josh Stevens and Michael Hardy discuss some on-farm practices, and the benefits of starting a horse on the farm, rather than at a track.

Speight escapes broken bones [00:39]
Scans reveal Brumbies winger Henry Speight has escaped any broken bones following Saturday's season opener against the Queensland Reds.

Grand National Fences To Be Made Safer. [02:11]
Fences at this year's Grand National are being made safer in the biggest change in the history of the race. They are among a number of measures aimed at dealing with accusations of animal cruelty after eight horses died in the last decade. Last year the joint favourite and Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Synchronised had to be put down after falling at fence six of the Grand National - the infamous Becher's Brook - and continuing riderless until suffering leg fractures. The death, along with that of outsider According to Pete, who was brought down at the same fence on the second circuit, led to calls from animal welfare groups for the Grand National to be banned. The new fences are still covered in spruce but wooden posts have been replaced by a softer material known as "plastic birch". Aintree racecourse manager Andrew Tulloch described the birch as "horse friendly", telling Sky News "safety at Aintree is always our top priority for riders and horses and it's something we do not stand still on". He said the changes should make the Grand National safer but not any easier, insisting the fences will remain the same height. "The outward appearance of these fences will remain the same. "The big change here is that traditionally where they had a timber frame to them that timber frame has been replaced by a plastic, more forgiving, birch and on top of that birch there's a minimum of fourteen, maybe even sixteen inches of spruce and the spruce is what the horses can knock off," he ...

Newmarket Handicap weights announced [02:30]
Catch up on today's Melbourne Festival of Racing news headlined by today's announcement of the weights for the $1M G1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m). Racing Victoria Senior Handicapper Neil Jennings discusses the key weight allocations and gives viewers his horse to follow. Also hear from Paul Snowden about the the leading Darley chances at Flemington on Saturday.

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