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Posted on the 12th April 2021
Animal Aid has called for a ban on the three-day Grand National Meeting after Houx Gris and The Long Mile were killed, bringing the death total for the three-day event to 55 horses since the year 2000.
Houx Gris was fatally injured on the second day of the meeting – he was just four years old. In the main Grand National race on Saturday, The Long Mile broke a hind leg and was destroyed.
Says Animal Aid’s Director, Iain Green:
‘This isn’t entertainment – it’s animal abuse. Two horses killed in just three days of racing at Aintree is horrific – and time after time, the racing authorities try to dismiss these fatalities as “accidents”. The only way to make this event safer for horses is to ban it.’
View Animal Aid’s list of all the horses who have died at the Grand National Meeting since 2000, including their details.