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It's a funny old game...

Dorchester's Ashley Vickers sees red over pitch invader

Video [Ashley Vickers said he was dumbfounded by the decision (footage by hawksfconline)]

Dorchester Town's Ashley Vickers was sent off for tackling a pitch invader dressed in a mankini in his side's 3-1 defeat at Havant & Waterlooville.
The incident occurred with Monday's game at 1-1. Dorchester ended the game with eight men after Jake Smeeton and Kyle Critchell were also dismissed.

Vickers, 39, told the Dorset Echo: "I'm dumbfounded and speechless. I thought I was doing them a favour.
"The ref lost the game after that and he knew he had made a great error."

Player-manager Vickers had been forced to play in the Blue Square Bet South clash because his squad are missing many senior players with injury, including midfielders James Coutts and Jamie Gleeson.

"It beggars belief. Their players told the ref not to send me off and their chairman even offered to take a player off to even things up," said the Magpies boss.
"In hindsight I perhaps shouldn't have done it but hindsight is a wonderful thing. I'm sure people will crucify me for this but I have broad shoulders."

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/footbal ... 418641.stm
 

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Bangladesh 58 - 1 after 10 overs... :(

I think Strauss might prefer the Messerschmitt....
 

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SMS From Brendan, Keswick: "Didn't I read on your illustrious website that in a Russian zoo a tiger beat a lion in a one on one fight? Not a very good omen methinks."

It was a zoo in Ankara, Turkey, but what's more it was a Bengal tiger... not a good omen for England at all :shock:
But B. lose another wicket - now 70-2
 

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More B. wickets fall - now 166 -6.

Can England bowl them out? It'll be another nail-biter if they do...
 

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Goal-line technology brought closer by latest academic research
Academics have been working on the technology that could end the agony of goal-line injustices
Lucy Tobin guardian.co.uk, Monday 14 March 2011 15.00 GMT

Ever since Frank Lampard's should-have-been-a-goal shot bounced behind the line before being disallowed at the England v Germany World Cup tie last summer, fans have condemned the organising body, Fifa, for its technophobia. Some 45 years earlier, England benefited from a linesman's decision to allow Geoff Hurst's dubious goal against Germany at Wembley and won the tournament. But the difference was that by 2010 Fifa could have invested in various types of goal-line technology.

Whether or not the football body takes action before the next World Cup, technology experts are feverishly working on new-generation devices . But much of that research does not happen in media powerhouses or big sport clubs – it is done by academics. And some of the leading experts are based on British campuses.

The University of Surrey's visual media research group is headed up by Professor Adrian Hilton. His team works on video analysis, computer graphics and animation techniques, and regularly works with broadcasters such as the BBC, as well as big film studios, to develop 3D techniques and graphics. One of Surrey's big areas of recent research was its collaboration with the BBC for its "iview" project, which allows sports pundits to analyse matches from a huge array of angles to get the best view.

"It works by using the footage streaming in from the usual 8-12 cameras around a stadium," Hilton explains. "From that, we use our scanning technology to reconstruct a 3D model of the scene, like a computer graphic, which commentators can use to render any viewpoint.

"So when they're talking about a particular instant in, say, a football game, they can view it from the sideline, or the referee's perspective, or the goalie's – even if there wasn't a camera there."

The technology is currently being trialled by the BBC, but, with Lampard's shot in mind, Hilton adds: "In principle the iview system can also solve specific goal-line issues, but the main reason it wasn't used in the World Cup was the approval of the governing bodies rather than the technology itself."

It's not all about football, however. The Surrey team is working with the BBC on technology for athletics fans, finessing a way to measure athletes' movements using footage from just one broadcast camera. "The aim is to allow overlay of 3D skeletal motion on the video footage and provide analysis of actor movement," says Hilton. "There's a big push for 3D broadcasting, but it normally needs a lot of extra cameras in order to create that all-round experience. Using our 3D resconstruction technology it's possible to make footage from a single camera into 3D afterwards. It's much cheaper."

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/201 ... c-research
 
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Manchester United fan's 'offensive' sticker censored
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-ma ... r-12690652

Sarah Webb-Lee's husband Graham, 40, is a Manchester City fan

A Manchester United fan has had her bumper sticker censored after a complaint was made to police that it was "offensive".

Sarah Webb-Lee, 39, from Stockport, had a car sticker which read: "On the first day God created United then completely [expletive] up and created City."

When officers told her to take it down she refused, but later agreed to have a letter removed.

Police said the swear word used breached public order legislation.

A neighbourhood team officer was sent round to Mrs Webb-Lee's home in Cale Green, Stockport, after a local councillor passed on to police a complaint they had received from a resident.

She was informed that the language used on the sticker was offensive under the terms of Section 5 of the Public Order Act.

"I couldn't believe it when they told me," she said.

Facing fine
She added: "I see sexist stickers and slogans which offend me and which are much worse than swearing but no way would I phone the police."

Told she would face a fine if she refused to take it down, Mrs Webb-Lee reluctantly agreed to rub out a vowel in the swear word.

Continue reading the main story

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It's my car and I'll decorate it how I like”

Sarah Webb-Lee
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"It's my car and I'll decorate it how I like," she said. "It's free speech and I should be allowed to say what I want."

Her husband Graham, 40, a Manchester City fan, said his wife put the sticker on her Vauxhall Corsa "for a laugh" three years ago.

"It's just a bit of banter between fans," he said. "I'm a City fan and you hear much worse at the match."

Greater Manchester Police said the couple were asked to either remove the sticker or some of the letters contained within the offensive word, which they did willingly.

Insp Stephen Gilbertson said: "We received a complaint about the language contained in a car sticker that, by law, is offensive.

"All we did is make the relevant people aware and asked them to either remove the sticker or some letters within the swear word, which they willingly did.

"It is important to stress this had nothing whatsoever to do with any football team and was solely in relation to an offensive word."
 

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Oh boy! England seem to specialise in nail-biting finishes - my nerves are shot!

West Indies were chasing an easy total, but somehow England managed to bowl them out!

England: 243 (48.4 overs)
West Indies: 225 (44.4 overs)

Catch a replay, read the match reports - what a game! :D

So England aren't out of the World Cup yet... :?
But they still have to wait on other results. To summarise, they will qualify for the quarter-finals IF South Africa beat Bangladesh OR India beat West Indies. Otherwise, it may all go down to net run rate...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket ... 427606.stm
 
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Hmmm, wonder if the judge would have cut the damages if the kid happened to be a City fan?

Boy knocked off bicycle by reversing car awarded €87,000
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ire ... 05681.html

A young boy who was knocked off his bicycle by a neighbour reversing her car out of her driveway has been awarded €87,000 damages at the High Court.

Cian Ryan (6), has been left with a limp and suffers recurring nightmares over the accident outside the home of his neighbour, Kishwar Shafqat, Foxborough Grove, Lucan, Dublin, on April 21st, 2009, the court heard.

Through his father Eric, Cian had brought proceedings against Ms Shafqat alleging negligence, including failure to keep a proper lookout. Liability was admitted and the case was before the court for assessment of damages.

The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns said he would award €87,000 damages. The judge, after hearing Cian was a Manchester United supporter, ordered a €1,000 payment out of the award to allow the child and his parents to attend an Old Trafford match.
 

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Oh boy! England seem to specialise in nail-biting finishes - my nerves are shot!

West Indies were chasing an easy total, but somehow England managed to bowl them out!

England: 243 (48.4 overs)
West Indies: 225 (44.4 overs)

Catch a replay, read the match reports - what a game! :D

So England aren't out of the World Cup yet... :?
But they still have to wait on other results. To summarise, they will qualify for the quarter-finals IF South Africa beat Bangladesh OR India beat West Indies. Otherwise, it may all go down to net run rate...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket ... 427606.stm
Given that those two results both seem quite likely ... so surely one of them can reasonably be hoped to happen (......please?) ...... there has been much celebration here after another tense and spmewhat tipsy day. A power cut kept us from seeing the last ten overs or so of the WIndies innings, but I'm not sure the edges of my seats can stand many more games like these!

Incidentally, Rynner, we've been arguing about this all day ... in the knock-out stages, in the event of a tie we're assuming number of wickets will be taken into considration, then possibly run rate ... but if for example both teams are 333-3 at the end of their 50 overs ....... who wins?
 

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Incidentally, Rynner, we've been arguing about this all day ... in the knock-out stages, in the event of a tie we're assuming number of wickets will be taken into considration, then possibly run rate ... but if for example both teams are 333-3 at the end of their 50 overs ....... who wins?
Buggered if I know, but no doubt the pundits will tell us if the circs arise! ;)
 

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I just watched the 30 min highlights prog on BBC2:

Interesting to see, but somehow it lacked the drama of following a close match ball by ball, even on radio.

There were stats on screen, between all the bashing of boundaries and clattering of wickets, but if you blinked you'd have missed them.

Half-an-hour is not enough to cover the tension of a close-fought 50 over game.

England's performances in this World Cup have been a good advert for cricket as an exciting game. 8)
 

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rynner2 said:
_Lizard23_ said:
....... who wins?
Buggered if I know, but no doubt the pundits will tell us if the circs arise! ;)
Yes, that was the concensus here too. ;)
I just watched the 30 min highlights prog on BBC2:

Interesting to see, but somehow it lacked the drama of following a close match ball by ball, even on radio.

There were stats on screen, between all the bashing of boundaries and clattering of wickets, but if you blinked you'd have missed them.

Half-an-hour is not enough to cover the tension of a close-fought 50 over game.
It's been fantastic to have a little friendly rivalry and a few pocket-money bets with the enthusiastic inhabitants of the host nation, and to be able to watch the full matches live on TV (intermittant electricity, dodgy cable service and intrusive adverts permitting), and to have friends round and make a bit of a 'do' of it because none of them have TVs (the opposite of my situation in the UK as a rule), and, even though 8 hours is a pretty long day of gin-drinking and the manic-depressive tides of the games and the tension of the last few overs all take their toll, it's a shame I'll probably end up listening to the next England match on my own on TMS back in Blighty.

Oh well, 'De Ghumaa Ke!' (which as far as I can tell, means .... 'wallop it!')
 

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Incidentally, Rynner, we've been arguing about this all day ... in the knock-out stages, in the event of a tie we're assuming number of wickets will be taken into considration, then possibly run rate ... but if for example both teams are 333-3 at the end of their 50 overs ....... who wins?
In the group stage, teams tied on points are seperated by run rate. As you enter knock out phases then if a score is tied it will go to *plays American style electric organ" SUPER OVER! Each time bats an over, the highest score goes through.

If a game is cancelled without score or due to weather etc then the team judged to be on form will go through.

I'm getting used to Englands "value for money" style play. As long as you only get excited in the last 10 overs it's fine!
 

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Rugby: can England beat Ireland tonight and get a Grand Slam?

I hope so, but it provides me with a little dilemma. I'm also hoping to get a sighting of the planet Mercury, and this is the first day for ages that the forecast has been right - clear skies and good visibility. But as I'd have to travel to a good viewing spot I can't watch the rugby as well...

Mercury's max. E elongation is on the 23rd - will I get another good forecast by then? :?

I've only seen Mercury two or three times - I wonder how many England Grand Slams I've seen? (I've certainly missed some.)

Whatever I decide, I'll have to forego the pub Happy Hour! 8)
 

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The weather has made my decision for me - although the sun's still bright, there's a thin layer of white cloud over the sky, which will blot out stuff near the horizon.

So come on England!

(I need something to cheer me up, as Arsenal are playing rubbish today...)
 

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(I need something to cheer me up, as Arsenal are playing rubbish today...)
Just today? :D

Look on the bright side, you could be a Leeds fan :cry:
 

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Disunited Kingdom? 2012 Olympics? I dunno, so this goes here!

GB football team 'could be united at Olympics'

Incoming Fifa vice-president Jim Boyce believes it is still possible for a united Great Britain team to play at the London Olympics in 2012.
The English Football Association is set to manage the team but the Irish, Scottish and Welsh are unwilling for their players to participate.

The Celtic nations fear losing their individual Fifa statuses but Boyce has suggested a statute could protect them.
"If there was a will I believe there is a way," Boyce told BBC Radio 5 live.
"If those four British associations wanted me to pursue my suggestion that it was written in stone by the Fifa executive committee that participating in the Olympics as a one-off would not affect their independence, I would be only too happy to take that up on their behalf.
"But I think they would have to say to me that this is what they would like me to do."

World governing body Fifa president Sepp Blatter has previously said that the international status of the Celtic nations would not be affected by their players turning out for a Great Britain Olympic team.
"It's very clear, if they play, there is no sanction," said Blatter at the International Football Association Board annual meeting in Newport in March.

But Boyce, a former president of the Irish Football Association (IFA), hinted that Blatter's promise had not been enough to allay their fears.
"I feel that the Fifa executive committee should have made a ruling and should have inserted in the statutes of Fifa that this would not in any way jeopardise the future of the four associations," added Boyce.
"It is all very well somebody saying something but it needs to be made clear in writing. I think Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland were very fearful something might happen."

The British Olympic Association, which has entrusted the English FA with the task of managing the GB team, is keen for any side to be representative of the United Kingdom.
However, former Scottish Football Association chief executive Gordon Smith suggested his former employers would not change its view over releasing players.
"I think their stance is quite strong," Smith told Team GB United, a BBC Radio 5 live special, to be broadcast at 2000 GMT on Thursday.
"We had meetings with the four home nations when I was there and said that it would be an English team that will be in the Olympics - and that it would be made very clear that Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are not part of it. I do not see any way back."
But Smith conceded that he thought the Celtic nations would be powerless to prevent their players from playing if they were invited.

Wales international Gareth Bale is one of several players to express an interest in representing Team GB.
And Smith added: "I don't know if any action will be taken, I do not suppose it could be.
"The actual agreement was that the [English] FA should be strong with the BOA and say it is just going to be only English players who are going to be invited.
"It would be going against that agreement if it invited players from other nations to take part."

Boyce argued that it would be against the better interest of the Celtic nations if they tried to prevent their players from taking part in the Olympics.
"Legally I feel if a player was picked - and I understand a couple of well-known players have made it clear they would like to be considered - I don't think they would be stopped from playing.
"Quite honestly, associations like Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland need all the good quality young players they can get. I think that [sanctions against players] would be a case of cutting off your nose to spite your face."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympic ... 433316.stm
 

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Amusing critique of Capello:

Latest episode of mad men will resume after Fabio Capello interlude
Something is missing with England, a thrill-shortfall, and this comes from the manager, a man we know doesn't really care

...

It is tempting to say Capello has disappointed, but this is too emotive a term. Instead he has simply drifted past. He is neither mad nor tarnished. There is just a jarring absence of libido on all sides. We know Capello doesn't really care. Worse, we don't really care that Capello knows we know he doesn't really care.

Given the nature of the job this is an amazing feat of anti-magnetism.

...

There are at least more fevered times on the horizon. Stuart Pearce is still loitering in his second-in-command role, already fizzing and crackling with England-madness. Lock him up in a country house with, say, Keegan and it would only be a matter of time before the pair of them start wrestling shirtless in front of the drawing room fireplace or Morris dancing around a picture of the Queen Mother. Plus there is also the promise of Harry Redknapp.

So hang in there. Normal service will, I believe, shortly be resumed.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog ... d-managers
 

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Apart from Wales v. England today in the Euro footie qualifier, we have Sri Lanka v. England in the Cricket World cup
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket ... 432705.stm

and then there's the Boat Race (with the usual two finallists! ;) )
The Boat Race 2011
Today on BBC1 London from 3:45pm to 5:50pm

Clare Balding presents coverage of the 157th Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge from the banks of London's River Thames. Last year the light blues of Cambridge triumphed by more than a boat's length in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 250,000 spectators. Cambridge lead the annual event by 80 victories to 75. The race, also a national institution and global attraction, was first contested back in 1829 and stretches four miles and 374 yards between Putney and Mortlake.
Busy day!
 

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Interesting stats:
From Paul, Durham, in the TMS inbox:
"Trott is currently the highest run scorer at CWC2011 but he is yet to hit a six, has hit fewer fours than the next seven top scorers and is yet to score a century! Slow and steady wins the race, eh?"
Sri Lanka have just started their innings, chasing England's 229...
 

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Ireland furious with 'joke' ICC for being shut out of 2015 World Cup
David Hopps guardian.co.uk, Monday 4 April 2011 19.08 BST

Ireland's captain, William Porterfield, has reacted with fury to the International Cricket Council's confirmation that the next World Cup will be limited to the nine Test-playing nations plus Zimbabwe – a decision that freezes Ireland out of the 2015 tournament in Australia and New Zealand.
Ireland pulled off the upset of the World Cup when they overcame England in Bangalore and they also indulged in a spot of giantkilling when they defeated Pakistan in the West Indies four years earlier.

But the ICC voted at its executive board meeting in Mumbai to restrict the 2015 World Cup to the 10 full-member nations, denying Ireland the chance to qualify by virtue of their position in the ICC one-day rankings or by a qualification tournament.
They will have a chance to qualify in 2019 for the World Cup in England, which will also be restricted to 10 countries.

Ireland are 10th in the one-day standings, as they have been for much of the past four years, but cricket politics ensured that the ICC will ignore its own rankings system, with Zimbabwe, one place below Ireland, guaranteed a place in the tournament because of their senior status. :?

Porterfield said: "It's an absolute disgrace and I don't know how they can even comprehend doing this. We have done everything they asked of us over the last few years in terms of restructuring Irish cricket and I can't come to terms with how they can just shut us out, do away with the qualification period and then try and call this a World Cup.

"We are currently ranked 10th, ahead of Zimbabwe, and there is no reason we can't move up another position, if not two, by the next World Cup. Instead, the door has been closed in our face. It is an embarrassment.
"I don't know what else we had to do in the World Cup, we held our own against the full members, we beat England, we got the fastest ever hundred. For them to turn around and throw that back in our face a few weeks later is an absolute joke."

Warren Deutrom, Ireland's chief executive, had repeatedly warned the ICC that such a decision would be viewed as "astonishing". Ireland's defeat of England, he had argued, was proof of their right to take part in the World Cup. "I think we deserve to be there – the game would be a poorer place without us," he said.
"Clearly there are more than 10 competitive countries in 50-over cricket and we feel that our win against England demonstrates eloquently the value of having a qualification process for a World Cup."

Protests by Ireland, and other associate nations, about plans to trim back the 14-team World Cup were always likely to fail because of a general recognition that the tournament had dragged on too long with too many one-sided games.
Ireland's case was not helped by the weak performances of Kenya, the Netherlands and Canada, with the ICC's chief executive, Haroon Lorgat, observing: "To some extent, we may say that we are disappointed with the way Kenya and Canada have played. In some sense, they have gone backwards in their performance."

Although a qualification system will be introduced for the 2019 World Cup in England, probably for the last two places, the ICC has refused to consider one for the next World Cup, with no explanation.
Compensation for Ireland, and other non-Test nations, comes in the expansion of World Twenty20 to 16 teams. The ICC believes that the chances of shock results are higher, and the presence of six smaller nations need not make the tournament unwieldy.

Porterfield's mood was not enhanced. "They say it's a compensation but I can't agree with that because it is every player's dream to play at and win a World Cup," he said. "Everyone in the cricketing world can see they are shutting the door on not only a lot of players, but also on the development of world cricket.


"It's not just about Ireland. This could mean the death of cricket in a lot of countries … and all because a few full members are looking to make a few extra quid from the competitions. How they can turn around, shut out half the world and still call themselves a world governing body is an absolute joke.

"It is every full member's duty to look after world cricket. Now the whole integrity of the World Cup has been brought into question because this is not a World Cup, it's a glorified Champions Trophy."

The ICC plans to expand the 50-over game – only not quite yet. There are plans to introduce a new ODI league structure, with promotion and relegation, to bring more meaning to one-day cricket. Ireland will fear that the time lag will cause immense damage to their cricket in the meantime.

Ireland will be disappointed that England – the odd tweet from Graeme Swann apart – have not campaigned openly on their behalf. England have enticed Eoin Morgan to their cause and there may now be more Irish to come.

Ireland's registered cricketers have risen from 15,000 to nearly 25,000 over the past four years, with Cricket Ireland predicting that they could be approaching 50,000 by the time of the next World Cup in which they will now play no part.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/ap ... p-shut-out
 

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It is a disgrace, and just goes to show that the ICC and Limited Over Cricket are a joke.

Ireland should try to put together a touring side to play a few friendly First Class matches, and get into test cricket. Of course, they'll still have to deal with the ICC, but maybe they'll be taken more seriously.
 

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Tidal Bay fell at the 10th fence, but Skippers Brig made a repectable 9th place!

But I was sad to see two horses down that didn't get up again:
For the first time in recent memory, two of the 30 fences were bypassed after fallers at those obstacles and two of the fallers, Ornais and Dooneys Gate, suffered fatal injuries.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_s ... 451559.stm
I rarely watch racing, so I don't think I've ever seen fences bypassed like that. The commentators during the race didn't comment on those horses down, but it obviously wasn't going to be good news. :(
 

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Something like 160 horses a year die (well, are put down, they seldom just die, although it happens occasionally) at race meetings in the UK, usually 3 or 4 over the National weekend at Aintree. Many more are destroyed after injuries in training etc of course.

I 'picked' (i.e. was told by a dodgy old geezer in a boozer) the winner, but didn't back it because I don't gamble (except at poker) as a general rule. My nephew and a friend made tidy sums on it, however.
 

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You read it here first:

BBC attacked for 'covering up' Grand National deaths
The BBC has been accused of “covering up” the deaths of two horses during yesterday’s Grand National after its television commentary failed to mention them.
By Jasper Copping 8:29PM BST 09 Apr 2011

The race had to bypass two fences on the second lap of the Aintree course because a horse had fallen at each one on the first lap, causing them fatal injuries.
But the BBC One commentary team did not provide the full reason for the diversion and said only that there were “obstacles” in the course. Even on the television re-run of the race, which follows almost immediately after the finish, there was no mention of the dead horses.
It is understood to have been the first time in Grand National history that two fences were bypassed after fallers.

After the race, which was won by Ballabriggs, viewers criticised the BBC on messageboards and Twitter, for failing to mention the fatalities.
One, on the Corporation’s own website, accused the BBC of a “cover up”.

Another wrote: “I’m just amazed that the BBC coverage pans over the tarpaulins on the re-run and the commentators just talk about “obstacles”.”

One said: “And the BBC - shame on you. No mention of what’s happened, even when there’s 2 dead covered horses on screen.”

Andrew Tyler, director of Animal Aid, which campaigns against horse racing, said the BBC’s coverage of the race had been “disgusting” and “callous”.
“The BBC did their best to minimise and conceal the deaths,” he added.

The BBC’s commentary team for the race was led by Jim McGrath, with Ian Bartlett and Darren Owen.
On the BBC website, where there was a live blog of the race, the commentary did not mention the deaths.

It appears that readers following the race online emailed in to inquire what had happened to the fallen horses and why the race had been diverted, because after the finish, the online commentator, Oliver Brett, wrote: “In answer to various requests, we are attempting to find out what happened to the two most serious fallers and their jockeys. We are not ignoring the issue, but don’t want to assume anything until fully aware of the facts.”
Ten minutes later, 45 minutes after the start of the race, the blog did announce the deaths.

Clare Balding, who was presenting on BBC One, did also mention the two fatalities after the four and a half mile race had finished. They were Ornais, which broke his neck, and Dooneys Gate, which broke his back.
According to Animal Aid, their deaths mean that 20 horses have now died on the Grand National course since 2000.

A BBC spokesman said the Corporation was "aware of the unfortunate events of the two fatalities".
"During the race and the re-run this was covered with as much sensitivity as possible.
"Clare (Balding) was also most sensitive in her reporting of the incidents and even touched on it in her closing links to the programme," he said.

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