Jockeys Caught Fighting At Will Rogers Downs Racecourse In America

This weekend it was shared to the public via social media that there had been an altercation between two jockeys in America. The reason for the fight is unknown but the footage is very graphic with both parties not holding back.

This took place in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Will Roger Downs racecourse which is a thoroughbred flat racing track in America that is owned by Cherokee Nation.

The course is also home to a gaming facility where punters will be able to gamble, the most noticable race at the track is the annual Clem McSpadden Memorial Route 66 Stakes.

The scenes on show, really paint American racing in a bad light for many reasons and pose many questions about the professionalism of the people within the sport.

Why is there a phone in the weighing room? Why are two sporting athletes and potential role models setting such a bad example of themsleves and the sport? And why does it take so long for someone to break up the fight?

These images really aren't helpful for the image of American horse racing but just racing as a sport in general.

(Credit @ScottRamnarine The Winners Enclosure do not claim to have any rights to this video)

However this isn't the first time there has been a problem between jockeys at Will Rogers Downs racecourse as back in May 2016, jockey Freddy Jose Manrrique-Guerrero was suspended for 30 days and ordered to attend an anger management class by Will Rogers Downs stewards for an outbreak of violence with other competing jockey Natalie Turner when in the home straight of a race.

Jose Manrrique-Guerrero was seen striking his fellow jockey with his whip when her horse bumped into the other jockeys but what happened after that was something that has never been seen before in racing and truly horrific.

(Credit Paulick Report)


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