Racing: Salisbury spill spurs fears

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SALISBURY's slippery bend caused controversy again yesterday when two horses fell during the Carnavon Challenge Cup Handicap. The incident occurred seven furlongs from home in the race, confined to amateur riders, when Lindon Lad, partnered by Richard Murphy, appeared to lose his footing, bringing down Dawn Defender and Eve Johnson-Houghton. All emerged unscathed.

But John Reid, the joint president of the Jockeys Association, said: 'We have not been able to get round the bend all year. Something's got to be done very quickly.'

A report will be sent to the Jockey Club. Problems with the bend caused races to be abandoned last month.