Onlookers had to run for cover!

An owner has made a call for action from Ascot and racing’s ruling body to make sure that scenes of violence will not be repeated at the Royal meeting next month.

Matthew Lincoln, a syndicate owner involved in the Royal Hunt Cup contender Raising Sand, said that the prospect of further violence means he is ‘seriously considering staying away’ from the race meeting, which would forsake the chance to see his horse take part.

He told the Guardian: ‘Racetracks need to invest in more robust security measures, which may even mean paying for a more significant police presence.

An owner has made a call for action from Ascot and racing’s ruling body to make sure that scenes of violence will not be repeated at the Royal meeting next month.

Matthew Lincoln, a syndicate owner involved in the Royal Hunt Cup contender Raising Sand, said that the prospect of further violence means he is ‘seriously considering staying away’ from the race meeting, which would forsake the chance to see his horse take part.

He told the Guardian: ‘Racetracks need to invest in more robust security measures, which may even mean paying for a more significant police presence.

Shocking footage shows MASS brawl breaking out at Ascot

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The violence spread to the streets after security at Ascot struggled to contain the brawling masses 

The violence spread to the streets after security at Ascot struggled to contain the brawling masses

Women were seen standing in between fighting men in an attempt to quash the violence that began at the racecourse 

Women were seen standing in between fighting men in an attempt to quash the violence that began at the racecourse

‘It might sound drastic but how else are we to deter troublemakers?’

This comes as footage emerged of a mass brawl erupting at Ascot and onlookers were left running for cover as racegoers fought, just one week after up to 50 people were seen fighting at Goodwood.

Despite the Bank Holiday incident sparking an attempt to increase security at Ascot, warring spectators were caught on film throwing punches.

Ascot staff are set to meet police and other agencies this week to consider what improvements need to be made to current security arrangements.

Security were seen struggling to maintain order as punters traded blows at Ascot, with the brawl bursting out onto the street 

Security were seen struggling to maintain order as punters traded blows at Ascot, with the brawl bursting out onto the street

Security struggled to contain the fighters as the row spilled over into the street at Ascot

Security struggled to contain the fighters as the row spilled over into the street at Ascot

Racegoers punched one another in the street just days after up to 50 were brawling at Goodwood races 

Racegoers punched one another in the street just days after up to 50 were brawling at Goodwood races

The violence spilled out onto the high street and an Ascot spokesman confirmed there were two head injuries 

The violence spilled out onto the high street and an Ascot spokesman confirmed there were two head injuries

Shocking footage shows brawl breaking out between racegoers

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Racegoers threw punches at one another in the second eruption of violence at a horse-racing event in just eight days
Racegoers threw punches at one another in the second eruption of violence at a horse-racing event in just eight days

Racegoers threw punches at one another in the second eruption of violence at a horse-racing event in just eight days

Women were seen attempting to break up the violence at Ascot as security staff struggled to contain the affray 

Women were seen attempting to break up the violence at Ascot as security staff struggled to contain the affray