Disgraceful Scenes Unfold at Becher Chase Day
A massive fight broke out at Aintree racecourse during the Becher Chase day, leaving security personnel stunned as fists and feet flew in every direction. The shocking incident took place at the renowned Merseyside track, which is known for hosting the prestigious Grand National.
Fights Break Out on Multiple Fronts
A video of the brawl, which has been viewed over 1 million times, captures several racegoers engaging in violent altercations, with bodies strewn across the floor. The footage begins with two security workers observing as two individuals exchange punches and grapple in front of onlookers. Despite attempts to intervene, one man is struck with a powerful right hand, while another person joins in and lands a punch on the same individual. Meanwhile, a third man tries to diffuse the situation, holding a pint in his hand.
The scuffle spills into another area, where more fights break out. The camera pans to show a man being kicked and punched on the floor, while another racegoer attempts a flying kick. Two other men are also seen fighting, as a security worker struggles to intervene. The clip concludes with one man shouting at others, signaling the possible end of the numerous fights.
Outrage and Disapproval Online
Following the release of the video, online commentators expressed shock and dismay at the violent scenes witnessed during a day at the races. One person wrote, "Good day's racing yesterday at Aintree but sad to see yet more violence on racecourses." Another commenter described the incident as "shameful," while another lamented the sight of grown men fighting.
Racing Continues Amidst Chaos
The brawl occurred during one of Aintree racecourse's major events. The Grade 3 Becher Chase race, contested over the famous Grand National fences, saw Chambard emerge as a surprising 18-1 winner. Amateur jockey Lucy Turner made history by becoming the first woman to win the race, earning trainer Venetia Williams and owners David and Carol Shaw an £85,000 prize. Turner expressed her elation, calling it the best day she has ever had in racing and praising Aintree as a marvelous venue.
Sun Racing has reached out to Aintree racecourse and Merseyside police for comment on the incident.