Big races

For Cheltenham fanatics with time to spare

qmMy friends at Racenews have sent me their usual highly detailed guide to Cheltenham’s International meeting set for  next weekend.

For lovers of facts and figures it makes a good read.

Just click the text link below and when the page comes up, click it again

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Joe

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  1. Joe wr u at roa do last night? Nearly accosted a chap who looked like yr pic then thought I’d better not in case i was wrong.

    Sent from Samsung Galaxy on O2

    • No I wasn’t at the ROA bash Kate. You should have ‘accosted’ him anyway, I’m sure he would have been delighted to meet you 🙂

      Joe

  2. Europe is at the centre of the global horsemeat trade.

    Enduring long journeys, often in unsuitable transporters, across borders and even seas to reach the slaughterhouse, horses suffer terribly for the horsemeat trade. And, being flight animals, they are particularly unsuitable to be killed in industrial abattoirs.

    Not only does horsemeat involve cruel practice, it could affect human health too. Drugs banned by the European Union for use in animals destined for the food chain have been found in horsemeat imported to Belgium from Canada.

    Help protect horses and the European food chain — contact the European Commission today.

    There’s strong evidence that measures to meet strict EU horsemeat import rules, put in place by countries such as Canada and Mexico, are fundamentally flawed.

    The EU imports thousands of tonnes of horsemeat from slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico each year, most of that meat comes from horses that originate in the United States.

    But, unlike European horses, horses in the US are not required to have passports detailing their medical treatment, so there can be no record at slaughter of whether they’ve been given drugs specifically banned by the European Union on food safety grounds.

    Ask the European Commission to protect the food chain by banning the importation of horsemeat from countries whose food safety regulations do not meet EU standards. Please write today!

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