The Grand National 2019 was another dramatic race that saw Tiger Roll become the first horse in 45 years to get back-to-back wins.
According to the British Horseracing Authority, the number of horses who died on racecourses had reached a six-year high by the end of last year.
Did any horses die at Grand National 2019?
Since the year 2000, there have been eleven Grand National deaths. But in general, deaths in horse racing are still fairly rare. On average, one horse dies for every 250 races run. In 2019, Up For Review sadly died after being brought down by another horse at the very first fence.
Did any horse died in the Grand National?
The high number of equine deaths in the race has made it a target for animal rights activists. After the 1989 Grand National, in which two horses died in incidents at Becher’s Brook (the sixth and 22nd fence on the course), Aintree began making significant changes to the fences that are jumped during the National.
Did any horses died today at Aintree?
Two horses died at Aintree on Friday with Crucial Role and Forest Des Aigles both losing their lives. There have been 13 deaths at the Grand National since the turn of the millennium. Horse racing fans took to social media to hail Up For Review following the news of his death.
How many horses are in 2019 Grand National?
Grand National 2019 Results
As we draw ever nearer to the 2020 Aintree Grand National, run on April 4th 2020, the field will whittle down to a maximum of 40 Grand National runners (plus 4 reserves).