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Shishkin Debacle at Ascot: Trainers and Punters Face Pre-Race Woes

, Shishkin Debacle at Ascot: Trainers and Punters Face Pre-Race Woes

Blame Game: BHA's Hunting Crop Ban

Last weekend, Shishkin's refusal to race at Ascot left trainers and punters in shock. But who's at fault? According to insiders, the blame may lie with the BHA (British Horseracing Authority). Their recent decision to ban the hunting crop, a long whip used by assistant starters, could have contributed to the incident. The whip, known for its cracking noise, helped control quirkier horses at the start. Could this ban be the reason behind Shishkin's refusal?

Poor Punters Lose Out

When horses like Shishkin and others refuse to race, it's the punters who suffer the most. Despite not even passing the starter, these horses are still considered runners, resulting in lost bets for unsuspecting punters. It's a frustrating situation for all involved, including trainers, owners, and racing enthusiasts.

Whip Disqualification: Mixedwave Owners Left Disappointed

In unrelated news, the owners of Mixedwave faced disappointment when their horse lost a race due to a whip disqualification. It's yet another blow for horse owners and adds to the ongoing controversies surrounding the racing industry.

Equinox: The Unstoppable Beast

Amidst the chaos, one horse shines bright. Equinox, hailed as the best in the world, continues to dominate the racing scene. With an impressive track record, Equinox has proven to be a force to be reckoned with and has captured the attention of racing enthusiasts worldwide.

Today's Picks: HANSARD and NASSALAM

Looking ahead, there are high hopes for HANSARD (2.15) and NASSALAM (12.30). HANSARD's recent run in the Elite Hurdle showcased his potential, and trainers are optimistic about his performance in the Gerry Fielden. As for NASSALAM, adding blinkers to improve focus may be the key to getting back to winning ways.

Triumph Horse: Salver

Trainer Nicky Henderson has his eye on Salver as a potential Triumph horse for this year. While the form is uncertain, Salver's impressive performances have caught Henderson's attention. Will Salver be the one to break the streak and bring triumph to Henderson?

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