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Exclusive Hayley Turner Interview: Racehorses are the most cared for animals I know; Just Stop Oil approach a load of nonsense.

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In an exclusive interview with SafeBettingSites.com, this year’s Shergar Cup girls captain Hayley Turner describes the recent Just Stop Oil attacks on the big sporting events as a ‘load of nonsense’.   

Plus, the four-time Royal Ascot winning jockey also hits back at the animal rights protesters, that targeted the Grand National and Epsom Derby, letting them know racehorses are the most cared for animals she knows. 

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Interview Highlights:

  • Racehorses are the most cared for animals I know
  • Just Stop Oil protesters are bored and got nothing else to do

Full Transcript

Racehorses are the most cared for animals I know

After this year’s animal rights protests at the Aintree Grand National in April and the Epsom Derby in June, top jockey Hayley Turner has hit out at those against horse racing in a recent interview. When asked what her view is on his matter, she said she feels the same as everyone else on the subject.

“The same as everyone else, it’s a joke. They (the racehorses) are so well cared for and better cared for than any animal I know of and the amount of money that gets spent on them.”

Just Stop Oil protesters are bored and got nothing else to do

With the Just Stop Oil protesters seemingly ‘doing the rounds’ throughout the top sporting events this year – Hayley Turner was asked her view on their actions and what she’d think if they turned up at this year’s Shergar Cup Ascot meeting in August.

“They are bored and have nothing else to do and are trying to get attention. It’s just a load of nonsense in my opinion.”

Hayley Turner

Hayley Turner OBE is an English jockey born in Nottingham, who competes in flat racing. Hayley has won 8 Group races across her 15 year career, including two Group 1 races and a Grade 1 race. Other notable highlights from her career include becoming the first woman jockey to ride 100 UK flat race winners in a calendar year (2008). Hayley also won the July Cup and Nunthorpe Stakes races in 2011. She retired from racing in 2015 to pursue a career in racing commentary on ITV Racing. However, since 2018, Hayley has come out of retirement and has ridden three winners at Royal Ascot.

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