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Eric
12th February 2011, 17:10
Hi All

Don't know if this is relevent to anything.
was speaking to my father and he pointed this out.

Two horses died at Newbury Races and the handlers reported some
kind of electrostatic effects.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-12/racing-abandoned-at-england-s-newbury-racecourse-after-two-horses-die.html

any comments?

king anthony
12th February 2011, 17:16
I sound's like the article explained it - however, can anyone trust mainstream media (said lightly). It would be interesting to hear updates regarding investigations and/or findings.

Eric
12th February 2011, 18:46
I Found another post this time from sporting life with quotes from witnesses and there is another from the BBC that says the Electric company said there were no damaged cables etc.

http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=racing/11/02/12/RACING_Newbury_Nightlead.html&BID=465

It is still under investigation and like you say if they rule out utility causes then what next?

in light of other things winding up dead ( birds etc ) could be an interesting incident.

Eric
1st March 2011, 20:28
Just to follow up on the story

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/other_sports/horse_racing/9400599.stm

any electricians in the house ?
I always thought Electricity discharges to ground , not the other way around

Cheers

Eric

conk
1st March 2011, 21:25
Just to follow up on the story

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/other_sports/horse_racing/9400599.stm

any electricians in the house ?
I always thought Electricity discharges to ground , not the other way around

Cheers

Eric Not sure about all things electric, but I know that lighting moves up from the ground to the sky and not as it appears (from sky to ground).

Rufs
1st March 2011, 22:10
Well spotted Eric. I will be watching this develop, very interesting.

Rufs