19 April 2011

How dangerous is the Grand National?

BBC News Magazine asks: 'How dangerous is the Grand National?':

"The Grand National is billed as the "ultimate test of horse and jockey" by its organisers, as well as the world's most famous steeplechase. This year two horses died in the race. Ornais suffered a fatal fall at the fourth fence and Dooneys Gate at the sixth. The deaths have prompted some to call for an end to the historic race, with animal rights groups saying it is cruel. So how dangerous is it?"

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