Fighting Among Racegoers Stains British Racing For Second Straight Week

by | 05.14.2018 | 11:40am
Security personnel attempt to break up a fight at Ascot Racecourse Saturday

For the second consecutive weekend, brawling among racegoers marred a day at the races in Britain. The latest incident occurred Saturday at England's prestigious Ascot Racecourse.

Men dressed in suits were seen punching each other, with onlookers running for cover and security personnel trying to break up the skirmishes. Saturday's fighting came a week after four people were seriously injured during brawling at Goodwood Racecourse. Despite the British Horseracing Authority's statements about crowd control, behavior and alcohol policies being under review, fighting broke out once again at Ascot Saturday.

Ashley Morton-Hunte, communications manager at Ascot, said: “Our security staff were on the scene almost immediately. There were two very small head injuries that were treated on the site.

“Following the recent incident at Goodwood, we increased the number of response teams on site and the incident was dealt with quickly. Sadly, an irresponsible minority can impact on the majority. We can and did eject people.”

Read more at the Herald-Sun.

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