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Despite vast swathes of the British Isles being bathed in glorious sunshine I think we can safely say that April 9 –10th was a bloody awful weekend. The news from Aintree that two horses, Ornais and Dooneys Gate, died in Saturday’s John Smith’s Grand National should give pause for thought to anyone who betted on what must have been a 4.5 mile ordeal.
If you are in the office this morning or on the factory floor and the ‘lucky’ person who won the sweep is collecting his or her winnings then now might be the time to point out that this cash bonus comes with strings attached which can’t be dismissed as ‘part and parcel’ of the great annual spectacle.
This race is broadcast to the world and for us to trumpet our claim to be a nation of animal lovers as this carnage played out is hypocrisy of the highest order.
Perhaps next year those who so readily ‘studied the form’ in 2011 will take note of another, less edifying set of statistics - the horrific horse mortality rate caused by this race.
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