Feature image courtesy of Alice Knight
Sadly, following the first race of the Cheltenham festival the Championship Hurdle, American bred horse ‘Shallwehaveonemore’ has had to be put down following a near-fatal fall towards the end of the race.
The sad news was confirmed by ITV presenter Ed Chamberlain, who announced just moments after the race had ended “I’m afraid the news is what we feared about Shallwehaveanotherone, who i’m afraid had to be put down after a fall at the last”.
The horse, who was only five years old, was a Bay Gelding breed, his owner is Mr Steven Packham and his trainer is the British G L Moore.
This tragic news comes as protests have taken place in Cheltenham’s town center over the issue of the horse’s welfare in relation to the races. Gordon Tye, from Gloucestershire Outreach Advocacy Team (GOAT) said just a few hours ago “We want people to think again about their harmless flutter – their money goes straight back into this violence”
Sad news about Shallwehaveonemore— Alice Knight (@_aknighty) March 15, 2022
Gordy Tye, from Gloucestershire Outreach Advocacy Team (GOAT) said just a few hours ago: “We want people to think again about their harmless flutter -their money goes straight back into this violence.” #CheltenhamFestival2022 https://t.co/onVwAeP0sR pic.twitter.com/XBL7K47GvQ