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Racing bosses step in after horse is killed during rampage by grooms

Row over a fired worker and UIF explodes as mob armed with sticks and bats breaks into PE racecourse

Devon Koen

The National Horseracing Authority has stepped in after a violent protest by grooms at a Port Elizabeth racecourse on Thursday left a horse dead, animal anti-cruelty activists traumatised and an owner claiming he is millions out of pocket. 

The delegation of senior NHA members – including Racing Control executive Arnold Hyde – followed the bloody mayhem at Fairview Racecourse.

Tensions between Port Elizabeth horse owner Hedley McGrath and workers have been boiling beneath the surface for months, with Thursday’s pandemonium stemming from an incident in February when a thoroughbred was injured...

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