Animal rights campaigners slammed Grand National organisers after a horse died on the first day of the meeting at Aintree on Thursday.
Battlefront ridden by Katy Walsh (L), Rash Move ridden by T Ellis (2nd L) and Sizing America ridden by M Hamill (3rd L) jump Beechers Brook during the Fox Hunters Steeple Chase at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, on April 4, 2013. Animal rights campaigners slammed Grand National organisers after Battlefront died on the first day of the meeting at Aintree on Thursday.
The world famous National will be staged on Saturday, with the welfare of the horses firmly on the agenda after Battlefront became the 23rd horse to die on the Liverpool course since 2000.
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