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01-28-2009, 03:07 AM
Kempton react to Warrior affair

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A jet ski will be moored in Kempton Park's lake following this month's incident when a horse had to be rescued after breaking through the running rails and ending up in the water.

The move was announced following a safety review led by the racecourse's managing director Amy Starkey.

The John Best-trained Blue Warrior sustained only minor cuts as a result of his impromptu dip during the all-weather fixture on January 14. He was coaxed from the lake by stalls handlers and ground-staff carrying ropes and life-buoy rings.
A new rail will be erected along the perimeter of the lake that is adjacent to the racetrack. A jet ski will also be purchased and moored in the water.
"The most suitable craft will be identified and it should be in place by the end of February," said Starkey.

"In the event of a similar incident - as well as the new rail being a deterrent to a horse entering the water - the jet ski will make it easier for the staff to assist an animal."

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