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Palio at Buti, death of Golden Dawn


19 January 2016

Another horse dies in the name of tradition. In essence this is what happened at Buti, in the province of Pisa.

"Pointless asking the organisers to take responsibility, or the public lined up along the track, for them everything that could be done had been done, the track was safe, the checks careful and accurate....and if a horse dies it is always ’something unforeseeable’....." says IHP President, Sonny Richichi. "It’s just pointless trying to explain to them that because of the way horses are, by their very nature, as a species, if you put them in situations such as a palio you are automatically and inevitably placing them at grave risk of such accidents. Calling it an unexpected fluke is pure hypocrisy".

IHP awaits the outcome of the autopsy in order to evaluate precisely what action to take.

WARNING: you might find some scenes extremely distressing

(foto: Silvi - tratta da Il Tirreno.it)