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Risky Racing at the Grand National

The Grand National is arguably one of Britain’s most magnificent sporting events, which is held annually at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool.  The air of excitement is contagious even if you’re only watching the race on television–the horses exude such grandeur and beauty. 400 more words


Grand National: According to Pete owner will not return

Cross-posted from BBC News

The owner of a horse that was put down after falling at a fence in the Grand National at Aintree has said he will not enter horses in the race again. 294 more words

Horse Racing

Death at the Races

The victory of Neptune Collonges at yesterday’s 165th Grand National was marred by the deaths of both Synchronised (the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner and favourite to win) 385 more words

Social Affairs

The Grand National- what next?

Yesterday saw the 165th Grand National at Aintree cast a shadow over racing and its connections. Two horses, one this year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, unfortunately didn’t make it off the course and only 15 of the 40 runners made it over the finish line. 481 more words

Friday the 13th and the Grand National

So this week it was Friday the 13th. I had a suitably unlucky day. It all started when I received a phone call at work saying “Happy Friday” in a manic voice. 488 more words


Synchronised, you should have kept on running
out of that madcap circle ’til the shouts
of pissed punters gave way to the loud din

of carriageway carhorns—running without… 51 more words

Ranty Poems

Synchronised and According to Pete killed in the Grand National

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The Daily Telegraph reports:

It is the second time in two years that two horses have died in the Grand National. The deaths will reignite the controversy surrounding the sport.

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