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Fans pay tribute as Ginto dies as another tragedy strikes the 2022 Cheltenham Festival

Ginto has tragically died after running up in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle on day four of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival. It is unfortunately the fourth horse that died during the meeting

Ginto has tragically passed away
Ginto has tragically passed away

The 2022 Cheltenham Festival Another tragedy struck after Ginto suffered a fatal injury at the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle.

The horse trained by Gordon Elliot stopped towards the end of the race and it was sadly confirmed that the six-year-old had tragically died. Racing fans paid tribute to the horse with a tweet: “Heartbreaking with Ginto there.”

Another said: “Thoughts with ties to Ginto would absolutely have been hacked too.” A third added: “Ginto would certainly come to win the race there. Heartbreaking, thoughts with connections there.”

It is the fourth tragedy to strike at this year’s Cheltenham Festival following the deaths of Shallwehaveonemore, Mindsmadeup and Born Patriot.

It’s an increase over the past two years, with one dying in 2021 and one in 2020. The Jockey Club and the Cheltenham Festival were approached mirror sport for comment.

One horse (Kings Temptation) was downed at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival out of a total of 402 runners over the four days (0.25%). In 2020, one horse out of a total of 462 runners was lost in the four days.

Independent research from the Center for Equine Studies at Liverpool University found that horses are almost five times more likely to suffer serious injuries when they are at home in a field than when they are ridden (e.g. training or racing). The British Horseracing Authority (Governing Body) inspects the course and confirms that it is suitable for racing to ensure it meets the very high standards required.

Over the past 20 years, constant commitment and investment in minimizing avoidable risk has resulted in the number of horses fatally injured on racetracks falling by a third each year to 0.2% of runners. This means that 99.8% of racehorses complete their races without serious injury, an improvement from 99.7% in 2006.

Cheltenham Racevourse itself has taken steps to improve horse welfare. Installed facilities include a horse scale, an on-site horse hospital and a portable X-ray machine at each meeting.

More than £20m has been invested in veterinary activities by British Racing and figures show that 14,000 horses in Britain enjoy a high level of care and quality of life.

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