"Death came again to the Grand National yesterday...as two horses died in appalling falls.
There were four deaths at the three-day meeting last year, five in 2009 and since 2000 a staggering 33 horses have died at the Aintree spring festival..."
What a disgraceful waste of beautiful, feeling animals. Have a race by all means - horses like to run - but why does this particular race insist on installing these awful fences with pits, sometimes filled with water, hidden behind them? The pro lobby point out, truthfully it seems, that it brings in big money. Money to see death? How pathetic. And very ugly, even.