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Perth Cup abandoned after multiple involved in fall

The Perth Cup has been re-scheduled to Saturday January 14 following the halting of the event mid race due to a nasty fall involving two horses and two jockeys.

Sunday's incident occurred just 200m into the 2400m journey when gallopers Chili is Hot and Dom to Shoot both collapsed to the turf.

It's believed that Chili is Hot clipped the heels of Buster Bash and Dom to Shoot could not avoid the fallen horse.

RWWA stewards will complete a thorough investigation which is expected to be completed on Monday.

Riders Peter Knuckey and Jordan Turner both walked away from the incident as Dom to Shoot bounced to it's feet and chased the field. The horse was later found to have suffered abrasions and was slightly lame in the off-fore leg.

Chili is Hot sustained fatal injuries and had to be put down on track.

Perth Racing CEO James Oldring said this event was the hardest to deal with.

“The welfare of jockeys and horses is always the top priority. Our thoughts are with all those connected with Chili Is Hot.”

Over 11,000 people had packed into Ascot racecourse with most feeling numb following the incident.

IMAGE: Racenet

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