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Newbury race horses were accidentally electrocuted

A British Horseracing Authority (BHA) investigation has concluded the deaths of two horses at Newbury were caused by "accidental electrocution".

Fenix Two and Marching Song died in the paddock on Saturday and post-mortem examinations revealed both suffered heart attacks - no suspicious substances were detected.

An electricity cable which ran beneath the parade ring has since been disconnected and removed.

Jon Brain reports.

  • 17 Feb 2011
  • From the section UK