Videos tagged with "traditionally"

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 The new fences are still covered in spruce but wooden posts have been replaced by a softer material known as "plastic birch".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 "The big change here is that traditionally where they had a timber frame to them that timber frame has been replaced by a plastic, more forgiving, birch and on top of that birch there's a minimum of fourteen, maybe even sixteen inches of spruce and the spruce is what the horses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

Italy fear a Scotland desperate to avoid Six Nations wooden spoon [01:03]
Following on from a famous victory over France in the Six Nations last week, Italy coach Jacques Brunel says Scotland always play hardest against the Azzurri as they know they need the win to avoid coming last. Italy have beaten Scotland twice in the past but have traditionally struggled in the Six Nations

Rolex24 From the SuperStretch into Bus Stop Chicane Night Daytona 2013 [04:07]
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The chicane, located near the end of the Superstretch, traditionally produces many of the most dramatic moments of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, America's most prestigious sports car race and the kick-off event to the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16. During the first day of the 49th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Saturday, Jan. 29, sports car fans will have a great place to view all of the action in the chicane from atop the 46-foot high Budweiser Party Porch. Located across from the chicane on the Superstretch, the 20000-square foot Budweiser Party Porch platform will be open to fans for the first time during the sports car race and provide a prime viewing spot of the drivers navigating their way through one of the tricky portions of the 3.56-mile road course. "The Budweiser Party Porch is going to be a great spot to enjoy all the drama of the Rolex 24 At Daytona," track President Joie Chitwood III said. "Entering and exiting the chicane has always been one of the more challenging areas on the track and the Budweiser Party Porch will now provide a great vantage point for fans." The Budweiser Party Porch, which will be open on Saturday, Jan. 29 between noon and midnight, will be available to ticket holders with garage pass upgrades. Garage access will be available for purchase at the Sprint FANZONE ticket booth and trams will provide transportation from the Sprint FANZONE to the Budweiser Party Porch. For ...

Wrooom 2013 ice kart race, Alonso wins [04:07]
Fernando Alonso won the Wrooom ice kart race, the event which traditionally brings the week of activities in the Dolomite Mountains to an end. Fernando Alonso qualified second on the kart grid behind his team-mate and pole sitter Felipe Massa.

Kerry Thomas Explains Emotional Conformation of a Horse [01:21]
Horsemen traditionally have evaluated the physical aspect of horses to judge their capabilities. Kerry Thomas' emotional conformation technique evaluates the mental capacity of a horse in addition to the physical for a more complete holistic picture of the horse as an athlete. A new window into what was once a mystery is now being revealed. Thomas is a researcher and has pioneered these methods not only for the benefit of horse racing but for human therapeutic applications such as working with children with special needs, autism and with war heroes transition. The result of Thomas' work is the formation of the Thomas Herding Technique: Equine Athletic Psychology Specializing in Emotional Conformation Profiling. Thomas is the author of Horse Profiling: The Secret to Motivating Equine Athletes.

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