And they’re off! ‘Disgusting’ thugs launch vicious mass brawl at Newmarket races as they fight with each other and security staff
- Footage shows the moment a mass brawl broke out at the racecourse in Suffolk
- The fight started in the betting ring and spilled out into one of the on site bars
- Security attempted to stop the fight as people picked up tables as weapons
Footage has appeared online of a mass brawl that broke out at Newmarket races this weekend.
The video shared on Twitter showed the moment the fight broke out at the racecourse in Suffolk on Saturday, with one man captured picking up what appeared to be a table to use as a weapon.
One man is showed with blood on his shirt, while in the background, another lands a punch on one of the many security guards trying to break up the fight.
The fight started in the betting ring, where legendary jockey Jamie Spencer won the big race of the day on 40-1 outsider Bedouin’s Story, and then spilled into the bar.
The video showed the moment the fight broke out at the racecourse in Suffolk on Saturday
A stunned spectator filmed as security guards rushed to the scene to break the fight up.
‘First trip back to Newmarket in [two] years, and these idiots ruined a family day out,’ they wrote.
‘The poor security staff, and racegoers that had to witness it! Nasty thugs that shouldn’t be allowed on a racecourse again!
‘It was even worse out the front. Felt so bad for the security, so many people involved and totally outnumbered. People picking up furniture and using as weapons; glasses thrown – really nasty!’
A stunned spectator filmed as security guards rushed to the scene to break the fight up
No arrests were made and a Newmarket racecourse spokesperson called it an ‘isolated incident’
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.’
MailOnline has contacted Suffolk Police.
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.