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This year's Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival is further proof, if needed, that jumps racing is

unsafe and should be banned.

On Saturday, "Virvacity" died after coming to grief during the Von Doussa Steeplechase.

Today, three horses failed to finish the Great Eastern Steeplechase, which requires horses to

negotiate 24 jumps over nearly five grueling kilometres.

One of the horses fell but managed to walk away. Two others failed to complete the race after

being pulled up by their jockeys.

RSPCA (SA) Campaigns Manager Jennifer Salter has repeated calls for a ban.

"South Australia and Victoria are the only States that continue to allow jumps racing," she said.

"Last year 11 horses died, including five in SA.

"We are concerned there will be multiple deaths again this year.

"The fact that horses continue to fall shows that jumps racing is unsafe.

"The RSPCA will continue to campaign to have the sport banned.

"The question is, how many horses have to die before racing officials and the Government

realise that jumps racing has run its course?"

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