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Will the Kurtsystem Revolutionise Racing?Posted on Monday 24th July 2017 @ 14.00

New training system has the potential to revolutionise the way racehorses are trained.

Horse racing is a fundamental part of British culture and in many other counties around the world, with names such as Red Rum, Arkle and Nijinsky transcending the sport.

But, for every horse that makes it onto the biggest stage, both over the jumps and on the Flat, there are many who fall by the wayside due to injury.

Traditional training methods can help bring the animals through but have also been blamed for many of the problems that cause career-ending injuries before they have even made it to the track.

The Kurtsystem aims to end all that and, having been developed by Mehmet Kurt, is now up and running at Kingwood Stud in Lambourn.

The training system for young racehorses has been built over a 1.5km course, with the animals harnessed to a contraption resembling a roller-coaster, which enables them to gallop up to 30mph around the track under tightly-controlled conditions without a jockey.

This is to eliminate human error and the theory is that it will improve the joint, bone and muscle strength of young horses which will then be much stronger and fitter before they embark on the rigours of competitive racing.

Reaction to the innovation has been positive, with legendary former jump jockey Sir AP McCoy saying: "I never thought I'd see something like this in my lifetime.”

With stronger and more durable horses contesting the biggest races in the future, it is hoped that the sport will be even more exciting with less risk of injury to the animals.

Betting on horses will always be popular and the NAP of the day courtesy of My Racing can point punters in the right direction for a flutter, but it is good to know that the magnificent animals could now have a greater chance of returning safely from their endeavours.

Businessman Kurt developed the system 25 years ago in his native Turkey and, with a background in industry but a love for all things equine, it was a natural progression to invent a machine that will “improve the evolution of the horse and strengthen its physical and mental preparedness to handle modern training regimes”.

The Kurtsystem can also be used for rehabilitation on injured horses, with particular reference to Nations Hunt chasers or hurdlers, while animals used in eventing or even dressage can benefit from the technology.

The £20million price tag for the system will be restrictive but it would be money wisely invested, with less chance of horses failing to reach their potential and the chance for superstars of the future to come through in supreme condition.

There is no denying that horse racing in Britain is massive and worth more than £3.45 billion annually to the UK economy, while more than 80,000 people rely on it for employment.

Therefore, anything that can aid the development of the most important part of racing – the horses – can only be a good thing and it would be no surprise to see a few more spring up in the coming years.

Article Posted on Monday 24th July 2017 @ 14.00

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