Jumps racing has proven deadly for horses and dangerous for jockeys.
The annual Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival is South Australia’s feature jumps racing carnival. Over the last four years, five horses have died as a result of jumps races at the carnival.
Despite the Select Committee’s recommendation to “phase out the sport” and a body of knowledge outlining the danger jumps racing poses to horses, South Australia and Victoria continue to hold jumps events.
RSPCA South Australia believes this ‘sport’ is inhumane. We’re calling on the Oakbank Racing Club to withdraw jumps racing from their race meetings, and we need public support to send this clear message to the club.