Owner calls on Ascot to stamp out fighting among crowd for Royal meeting

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• Concerns over crowd safety after recent fighting
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An owner has demanded action from Ascot and racing’s ruling body to ensure the scenes of fighting which have marred the past two Saturdays will not be repeated at the Royal meeting next month.

Matthew Lincoln, a syndicate owner involved in the Royal Hunt Cup contender Raising Sand, said on social media that the prospect of further violence means he is “seriously considering staying away” from the race meeting, forsaking the chance to see his horse take part.

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Written by Chris Cook
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/13/ascot-fighting-royal-meeting-hazapour-dermot-weld under the title “Owner calls on Ascot to stamp out fighting among crowd for Royal meeting”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.