Due to severe weather conditions and below freezing temperatures – at least 11 tracks across the country cancelled last Friday’s and Saturday’s race meetings. Among those that continued with meetings were of course the 6 bookmaker owned tracks to include William Hill’s  Sunderland and Newcastle tracks that feature on Racing Post TV.

The most obvious casualties were Killieford Joker – a black 5 year old black male reaching the end of his shelf life – who limped to finish line after sustaining an injury at Sunderland.


Killieford Joker – trap 5

Shooting Star – a young black male not even 3 years old – sustained an injury rendering him crippled and incapable of completing the race at Newcastle.


Does this look like ‘welfare is top priority’?