I rarely bet on sporting events but do always have a small flutter on the Grand National. This year I picked three horses one of which came in third doubling my initial stake. Watching the race I found myself wincing every time the horses jumped the fences and hoping the fallen were uninjured. Afterwards finding that two horses had died during the race I found myself contemplating whether if the sport were introduced now it would be allowed to go ahead. In my opinion two dead horses is two too many. It seems obvious to me that something needs to change here in order to make the event safer. It will be interesting to follow the investigation into the deaths of the two horses and see what measures if any are put in place for next years race.
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