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Unless or until some of the 50 or so individuals who were involved in a sickening brawl at Goodwood on Saturday are identified and, hopefully, charged http://www.officialastroshop.com/Jose_Cruz_Jr_Jersey[/url] as a result, it is impossible to say with any certainty how an afternoon at what is possibly Britain’s most serenely beautiful track suddenly descended into violence. But there seems little doubt that alcohol was a significant factor as events spiralled out of control, along with the unusually hot weather. Several reports of chants between two large groups in a bar beforehand suggest that there may be been a football rivalry involved as well.
There is no excuse for such deliberate, wholesale violence, nor any obvious reason Brock Holt Jersey why the thug seen kicking a motionless man in the head in a video that circulated widely on social media should not be charged with attempted murder if, or hopefully when, he is identified. That part of the investigation is in the hands of the police while Goodwood – and [url=http://www.authenticdevilsstore.com/-16-jacob-josefson-jersey_c-440.html]Jacob Josefson Jersey any other track with a big weekend fixture over the http://www.officialtorontomapleleafs.com/Adidas-Ron-Hainsey-Jersey next few months – will now examine what can be done to prevent any similar scenes in the future.
The question that occurs to many regular racegoers, however, is whether the racecourses will Eric Ebron Jersey ask themselves honestly about their own approach in recent years, to their big Saturday fixtures in particular, and whether it played any part in creating the scenes that have done so much damage to racing’s reputation. On social media and internet forums, racecourses stand accused of encouraging a booze culture on their big days. This leads some at least to conclude that little will be done to address the issues that follow, for fear of the impact on the bottom line.
The subject of alcohol and its use and abuse on racecourses exposes a fault line between the frequent racegoers and the once-a-year crowd that, as the BHA’s marketing department often reminds us, makes up a significant majority of the sport’s annual attendance of nearly six million. For some serious fans, a trip to the track is a monthly, or even weekly, occurrence. For those on an annual day out it is a big event, and thanks to Britain’s ingrained drinking culture, many feel that booze, and lots of it, is an essential part of the experience.
Haydock, in particular, has a reputation for catering to a huge number of coach parties at its high-summer Saturdays and which arrive from all across the north and Midlands. Plenty of those aboard have been drinking before they arrive and are determined to continue for as long as they can. Newmarket’s July course and York also attract large numbers of coach parties to their Saturday cards, as do less high-profile venues like Thirsk and Ripon.
Do the racecourses then encourage their customers to drink and keep drinking? Encourage would probably be too strong a word, but at the same time, the demand for alcohol is there from the punters and the tracks are not afraid to facilitate it. At Haydock, for instance, racegoers do not need to find the beer. The beer finds them, with mobile bar staff with plastic barrels strapped to their backs who roam the enclosures all day. Being forced to queue for a bar does not stop people drinking, but it can help to slow them down.
Whenever any business sells alcohol as part of its business plan, some of its customers are going to get drunk. And when a large number of people get drunk in the same, crowded environment, the febrile atmosphere will sometimes spill over into violence. The risk cannot be eliminated entirely, only reduced to as close to zero as possible. wholesale nfl jerseys cheap jerseys wholesale nfl jerseys from china wholesale jerseys from china cheap jerseys free shipping