NEWS RELEASE – 15 October 2017
For immediate release
STATEMENT ON TRAGIC FATALITY AT KEMPTON PARK RACECOURSE
The death of a stable employee last night at Kempton Park Racecourse is a tragedy that touches all in racing. Reactions across the sport testify to the close bonds that unite us in our common passion and from the National Trainers Federation, we send our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased.
Mercifully, fatal accidents in the course of caring for racehorses in Britain are rare and we acknowledge and salute the commitment of stable employees across the country who devote their working lives to their horses.
Since last night we have been advising and supporting the trainer and the team at the yard.
British horseracing is fortunate to have an excellent support system for its people and this is at the disposal of anyone in times of need. The 24-hour Racing Support Line can be contacted on 0800 6300 443.
The National Trainers Federation represents the interests of British licensed racehorse trainers.
For more information, please contact Rupert Arnold, NTF Chief Executive, on 01488 71794 or 07899 797010. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the National Trainers Federation, please go to www.racehorsetrainers.org