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A delegation of senior National Horseracing Authority (NHA) management members — including Racing Control executive Arnold Hyde — was dispatched to Port Elizabeth on Thursday after a violent protest by grooms at Fairview racecourse.

Riot police had to be called in after the grooms, said to have been employed by trainer Yvette Bremner, went on the rampage, letting horses out of their boxes. One racehorse, Mark The Doorman, is reported to have been killed during the protest and veterinary surgeons were called in to assist with other injured horses...

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