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Mass brawl breaks out at Newmarket racecourse as ‘disgusting thugs’ scrap with each other and security

A MASS brawl breaks out at Newmarket racecourse as 'disgusting thugs' scrap with each other and security.

Bodies hit the floor as one man picks up what appears a table to use as a weapon during the horrific 20-minute melee.

One man walks past with blood on his shirt and another appears to try to land a punch on a security guard.

A shocked racegoer recorded the terrifying brawl and slammed the 'disgusting thugs' for ruining people's day out.

The fight started in the betting ring on Saturday, where legendary jockey Jamie Spencer won the big race of the day on 40-1 outsider Bedouin's Story.

The unsavoury scenes then spilled over into one of the racecourse bars.

Reports claim one man was later seen 'with a cloth to his head and blood on the back of his shirt'.

Security eventually succeeded in breaking up the fight.

The woman who filmed the brawl and posted it online said: "First trip back to Newmarket in two years, and these idiots ruined a family day out.

"This fight started in the betting ring and then spilled in the O&T bar.

"The poor security staff, and racegoers that had to witness it!

"Nasty thugs that shouldn't be allowed on a racecourse again!


"It went on for 20 minutes and was clearly brewing before, it was not dealt with quickly. People were using furniture as weapons."

No arrests were made and a Newmarket racecourse spokesperson said: "There was an isolated disturbance after racing had concluded, which was quickly dealt with by security.

"The matter was referred to Suffolk Police as such behaviour is unacceptable.

"Otherwise, nearly 7,000 spectators enjoyed a fantastic day at Newmarket without incident."

SunSport has contacted Suffolk Police for comment.

Jockey Rosie Margarson - who won fans over with the 'best interview ever' - said the behaviour of some at the course made her 'nervous'.


While the person who filmed the fight added: "Simply not enough security to control them all.

"It looked much nastier out the front in the betting ring. Disgusting, vile creatures. All need to be banned for life!"

This is the second fight in as many months to hit an English racecourse.

One man, 26, was arrested on suspicion of affray, causing actual bodily harm and possession of cocaine during a scrap at Goodwood in August.

Six needed medical treatment after a horrific fight at the same racecourse in 2018.

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