Horsemeat scandal; Cheltenham Racecouse says no chance of racehorses entering the food chain
Cheltenham Racecourse has confirmed there is no chance of horses that suffer fatal injuries at Prestbury Park ending up in food.
Amid the horsemeat scandal have come allegations that an abattoir took the carcasses of horses put down after the Grand National.
But Cheltenham Racecourse has confirmed it has not happened in the spa town.
Andy Clifton, spokesman for the Racecourse, said: "The situation here is that if a horse is put down at the racecourse the owner has the option of arranging for the horse to be removed themselves, which hardly ever happens.
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"In all other circumstances the horse is removed by a licenced carcass disposal service and there is no chance of any horse getting into the food chain."