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3,060 point Yankee foiled by Bert the Alert injury.

Horse racing has its fair share of tragic stories and injuries and fatalities soon hit the headlines for the those promising great expectations or the few that have won prestigious races. An Injury or fatality of a more modest animal appears to simply be brushed aside and is unworthy of a mention.

Yesterday we witnessed 6yo Bert the Alert with 30 races under his belt, badly falter while looking like delivering a winning challenge in the final furlong. Regardless of the fact that I had invested on the horse in the race, my primary concern soon became for the horses’ well-being.

Almost 3 hours of searching the internet yesterday evening drew a blank culminating in me sending an email to Laura Mongan, the horse’s trainer who is yet to respond. Don’t get me wrong in thinking that my expectation were headlines emblazed across the ‘Racing Press’ but some mention of the horses well-being or otherwise would surely be fitting.

With subscribers to The Actuary All Weather horses racingtips having had a great day with 3 of 4 winning selections (two of which came on the turf at Lingfield Park I hasten to add) and to a man all convinced that Bert the Alert was the likely winner of the Lingfield Park 3:30, still not knowing the gravity of the injury to Bert the Alert somewhat tarnishes what was a great day.


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Thursday, May 22, 2014

3,060 point Yankee foiled by Bert the Alert injury.

Horse racing has its fair share of tragic stories and injuries and fatalities soon hit the headlines for the those promising great expectations or the few that have won prestigious races. An Injury or fatality of a more modest animal appears to simply be brushed aside and is unworthy of a mention.

Yesterday we witnessed 6yo Bert the Alert with 30 races under his belt, badly falter while looking like delivering a winning challenge in the final furlong. Regardless of the fact that I had invested on the horse in the race, my primary concern soon became for the horses’ well-being.

Almost 3 hours of searching the internet yesterday evening drew a blank culminating in me sending an email to Laura Mongan, the horse’s trainer who is yet to respond. Don’t get me wrong in thinking that my expectation were headlines emblazed across the ‘Racing Press’ but some mention of the horses well-being or otherwise would surely be fitting.

With subscribers to The Actuary All Weather horses racingtips having had a great day with 3 of 4 winning selections (two of which came on the turf at Lingfield Park I hasten to add) and to a man all convinced that Bert the Alert was the likely winner of the Lingfield Park 3:30, still not knowing the gravity of the injury to Bert the Alert somewhat tarnishes what was a great day.