Videos tagged with "fracture"

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 The new fences are still covered in spruce but wooden posts have been replaced by a softer material known as "plastic birch".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 "The big change here is that traditionally where they had a timber frame to them that timber frame has been replaced by a plastic, more forgiving, birch and on top of that birch there's a minimum of fourteen, maybe even sixteen inches of spruce and the spruce is what the horses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 ...

Really Bad Horse Fall [01:59]
So this thoroughbred is an x-race horse & hasn't been ridden in 2 years. I lunged her 1st & she was perfectly fine. So I hoped on & ended up with just a broken pelvis. I'm so lucky it wasn't worse!
Tags: Horse, Fall, Thoroughbred, Equestrian, Falling, Riding, Pony, Break, Fracture, crushed, Broken, Horses, Leg, Pain, rider, painful, bone, bad fall, horse fall, mare, race horse

1999 Belmont Stakes - Lemon Drop Kid : Full ABC Broadcast [01:01:11]
Charismatic, standing on the threshold of sweeping the Triple Crown, missed his date with history yesterday when he ran third in the Belmont Stakes behind the 29-1 long shot Lemon Drop Kid. And, worse, in a stunning finish to the saga of the colt who won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness at long odds, Charismatic fractured two bones in his left front leg as he crossed the finish line. The injury did not appear to be life-threatening but it ended his racing career. It also brought a sorrowful close to what had been a rousing day at Belmont Park, with a record crowd of 85818 on hand in perfect weather to see if Charismatic could become the first horse in 21 years to win the Triple Crown. Instead, he became the 15th horse, and the third in three years, to win the Derby and Preakness but fail to cross the finish line first in the mile-and-a-half race. Charismatic, who ran in a claiming race in February before surging to the top of the 3-year-old racing world in the past two months, will undergo surgery late this morning. Dr. Larry Bramlage, a veterinarian from Lexington, Ky., reported that the colt had cracked the cannon bone just above the ankle and had fractured the sesamoid behind it. ''It is not life-threatening,'' Bramlage said, ''but it definitely means his racing career is over. However, he should be fine as a stallion.'' Chris Antley, the jockey who overcame problems of weight and substance abuse and made a roaring comeback aboard Charismatic in the Derby and the ...
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Barbaro|| Champions are never forgotten. [02:14]
Well here is a proper tribute to Barbaro. I thought I might as well make a new tribute, he was a great horse that will never be forgotten. More about Barbaro: Barbaro (April 29, 2003 -- January 29, 2007) was an American thoroughbred who decisively won the 2006 Kentucky Derby, but shattered his leg two weeks later in the 2006 Preakness Stakes, ending his racing career and eventually leading to his death. On May 20, 2006, Barbaro ran in the Preakness Stakes as a heavy favorite, but, after he false-started, he fractured three bones in and around the fetlock of his right hind leg. The injury ruined any chance of a Triple Crown in 2006 and ended his racing career. The next day, he underwent surgery at the New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania for his injuries. In July he developed laminitis in his left rear leg. He underwent five further operations, and his prognosis varied during an exceptionally long stay in the Equine Intensive Care Unit at the New Bolton Center. While his right hind leg eventually healed, a final risky procedure on it proved futile because the colt soon developed further laminitis in both front legs. His veterinarians and owners concluded that he could not be saved, and Barbaro was euthanized on January 29, 2007. He was a third-generation descendant of Mr. Prospector, and as such Barbaro was related to many Triple Crown hopefuls of his time including Big Brown, Afleet Alex, Smarty Jones, Funny Cide and Fusaichi Pegasus.
Tags: thoroughbred, race, horse, Barbaro, colt, 2006, kentucky, derby, preakness, stakes, florida, Ruffian, 101

Tribute to Twist Magic ♥ [RIP] [02:38]
I do not own the song/audio. Full rights to the owner of this audio. 3 months later, I finally finish this! Not because it's difficult to make, it's just so sad :( This beautiful national hunts race horse was put to sleep after a fatal fall that fractured his fetlock at a race in Newbury. If anyone saw this horse in action, they instantly loved him. I'm sure I did. Very stubborn in his ways, and refusing to start with some jockeys and would rear up before the races, and be nut case that would make it hard for anyone to handle. But some jockeys manged him magnificently and he would go brilliantly and win most two mile chases he was put in. I loved seeing him out with his big muscly neck that made him look different, and the 'feet planted in the ground' stage before the line up in the race. A right quirky horse that one was, and will be sorely missed. Run free in horsey heaven big boy. Rest in peace xxxxxx
Tags: twist, magic, rip, horse, race

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