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Peter Scudamore urges BHA to examine Cheltenham Festival entry conditions in equine welfare debate

Published: 22:30 GMT, 16 March 2019 | Updated: 22:30 GMT, 16 March 2019 Peter Scudamore says the BHA should look at the conditions of entry for races at the Cheltenham Festival in the equine welfare debate, rather than threaten the participation of amateur jockeys.Three horses suffered fatal injuries at last week’s meeting, including favourite Sir Erec in Friday’s Triumph Hurdle and Invitation Only in the Gold Cup.But it was the suspensions handed out to amateur riders, particularly in Tuesday’s National Hunt Chase in which Ballyward suffered a fatal fall, which prompted the fiercest debate. Peter Scudamore says the BHA should look at the conditions of entry for Cheltenham FestivalRELATED ARTICLESShare this articleShareUNFINISHED BUSINESS Willie Mullins could run his first Cheltenham Gold Cup winner one more time this season — in the Punchestown Gold Cup on May 1.That would set up a potential clash with highly-rated Cyrname.It was at Punchestown last year that jockey Paul Townend steered Al Boum Photo past the final fence when in with a chance, in the belief he had heard a shout to avoid it.Mullins paid tribute to Mick O’Toole, trainer of 1977 Gold Cup winner Davy Lad, who died last year and had helped introduce Al Boum Photo’s owners Joe and Marie Donnelly to him.Mullins, six times runner-up, said: ‘Mick was probably more miffed that I hadn’t won a Gold Cup. Unfortunately he wasn’t around to see it.’This included severe...

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