Spectator: Willie Mullin it over: Eclipse Magazine, 19 December 2014

The wife of leading trainer Aidan O’Brien is clearly not happy about the threat that wind turbines could pose to the bloodstock industry in Ireland.

Annemarie O’Brien stated: “The scale of the threat to heartland Irish industries, such as bloodstock, tourism and agriculture and to all electricity bill payers from yet more costly, subsidised wind farms, and pylon blight from excessive wind farm development in Ireland, is only just revealing itself.

“The natural instinct of a horse, when faced with what it perceives as danger, is flight. They run first, ask questions later. We have selectively bred them for 300 years to heighten this flight reaction, making the thoroughbred racehorse the ultimate racing athlete with the ability to reach speeds of up to 44mph.

Click here to read the full article: Eclipse Magazine, 19 December 2014