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    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/2011-0...orses-die.html

    any comments?

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    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.

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    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/n...d.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.

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    Just to follow up on the story

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/othe...ng/9400599.stm

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

    Cheers

    Eric

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    Default Re: Something Odd at the races

    Quote Posted by Eric (here)
    Just to follow up on the story

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/othe...ng/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).

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    Well spotted Eric. I will be watching this develop, very interesting.

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