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Dramatic pile up at Pigeons Point to Point race

Monday, 3rd March, 2014 2:06pm

Dramatic pile up at Pigeons Point to Point race

There was a major pile up during the opening race at the Point to Point races, organised by South Westmeath Hunt in The Pigeons on Sunday.

The drama occurred during the maiden race, for five-year-old geldings, which was underway at around 1pm.

At the fourth fence, Tayto Park ducked out, through the rails, causing a pile up behind in which a number of horses subsequently refused to jump the fence.

According to the Irish Point to Point website, no horses or riders were hurt during the incident.

The scene is somewhat reminiscent of the famous Foinavon pile up during the Aintree Grand National in 1967.

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