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Graphic Approach dies following Grand National injuries

Posted 14 May 2007

Graphic Approach has died following injuries sustained during the 2007 Grand National, which was staged on April 14. Two other horses died during the three-day Aintree meeting - Lord Rodney and Into the Shadows. Graphic Approach never recovered from his injuries after he fell at the notorious Becher's Brook fence and then ran loose for a mile or more, jumped a rail, collided with three people and collapsed exhausted and injured. The immediate visible wounds were concussion and a black eye. However, after a month of suffering at the Liverpool Veterinary School, he succumbed to pneumonia.

Thirty-five horses have now been killed during the three-day Grand National meeting in the past decade.

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