PM Boris Johnson and MP Matt Hancock’s current push to put the UK back to work involve many businesses, including some sports. One of the first sports to return to our screens was the ever-controversial Horse racing; with day 1 being no exception, with one horse dying.
The horse, ‘December Second’ was involved in a ‘tragic’ accident caused by the horse clipping its hooves with another, bringing both horses and their riders down. December Seconds rider, Jim Crowley, walked away unharmed; The horse’s owner Phillip Kirby informed media that the horse had died.
Last weekend, serious questions were being asked about horse racing’s quick return by journalist Carole Cadwalladr. Cadwalladr had been informed about the potential relationship between Matt Hancock, donations he receives and the sports quick return. OpenDemocracy journalist Peter Geoghegan had found that Hancock’s donations from horseracing are close to £100,000 since 2019.
Matt Hancock is not the only person close to power with a keen interest in the sport of horse racing as THE QUEEN, was also reported to have made huge amounts from the sport.
It was reported by the Daily Express, that during her tenure as a horse owner/trainer, The Queen has made a staggering £7,559,000 in winnings and other profits.
While questions remain as to why horse racing managed to nose its way to the front of the UK’s sports pack one thing that’s for certain is that it keeps making the rich richer.