Horse racing can probably become a very tense environment, especially if your pick ends up losing you a lot of money.
Yet it’s still not setting known for off-the-track shenanigans.
That seems to be changing.
The UK has steadily seen an increase in fighting at tracks across the country, with no less than three major incidents happening last year.
At the weekend, the Haydock racecourse became the latest setting for a brawl that involved 15 people.
However, more controversial was how a mother and her toddler got caught in the crossfire.
According to the BBC, a 26-year-old man was arrested for affray as well as drug possession though there seemed to be more outrage over why the mother had taken her child to the meet.
The Guardian reported that a woman had identified herself as the said parent and had posted a video of the boy playing at the spot where the fight broke out.
She also defended herself.
“We take him because it’s a family day out, we’ve never experienced this ever before,” she tweeted.
“[He] enjoys seeing the horses and it’s usually fun for all of us. It’s not my fault. People need to look at the bad guys instead of mum-shaming me.”