Talking Horses: home straight fence at Kempton 'burned down' by arsonists

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Staff at the Surrey track will do their best to rebuild third-last fence before the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day

Arsonists have burned down the third-last fence at Kempton Park leaving groundstaff at the Surrey track to rebuild it for the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day. The crime was committed shortly before jump racing was due to resume for the winter season at the track near Hampton Court.

“Someone burned it to the ground,” said Barney Clifford, Kempton’s clerk of the course. “It was a Sunday night, around midnight. We have 24-hour security but somehow they managed to get in.

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Source: www.theguardian.com