John Gosden calls Nick Rust’s foxhunting analogy ‘extremely unwise’

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Comments made by Nick Rust in a discussion of racing’s equine welfare policies have been described as “extremely unwise” by the leading trainer John Gosden.

During a media event at his stable to promote the Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers’ Million, Gosden did not refer to the chief executive of the British Horseracing Authority by name but criticised a line of argument he made during last week’s appearance on Racing TV, when Rust suggested racing risked finding itself in a similar situation to fox hunting.

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