Grand Annual Steeplechase and Casterton jumps races blasted in state parliament

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ms Pennicuik responded to comments made by Western Victoria MP James Purcell in parliament earlier this month praising the May Racing Carnival and in particular the Grand Annual Steeplechase.

“I have to disagree with Mr Purcell – I find that type of race to be nothing short of animal abuse,” Ms Pennicuik said.

“Only the very next day (after Mr Purcell’s members’ statement), six-year-old Bring Back suffered a broken shoulder in a jumps event at Warrnambool and was killed.

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