Another horse has been killed after breaking its leg during a jumps race in Victoria – the second in just a week.
Cliffs Dream was euthanised after breaking his leg during a jumps race on the opening day of the Warrnambool carnival on Tuesday, a Racing Victoria spokesman says.
It’s the second jumps racing death of 2016, following on from five last year.
The gelding fell at the second last hurdle of the 3200m race.
The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses captured footage of the fall – which happened in squally conditions at the regional track.
“We’re calling on the government, and the racing minister, to intervene and cancel all further jumps races at Warrnambool carnival,” the coalition’s spokesman Ward Young told AAP on Tuesday.
There are four more jumps races scheduled at the carnival over the next two days and animal rights activists will continue a protest campaign at the track.
Victoria and South Australia are the only Australian states that still have jumps racing.