Call for Bigger Aintree National Fences

Trainer Malcolm Jefferson believes bigger fences at the Grand National may have saved his horse According to Pete, who died once Saturday’s race. Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Synchronised also had to be place down. The deaths have led to imply additional modifications to the Aintree course.

An in depth review was disbursed following the race 12 months ago when 2 horses conjointly died. Changes were created to the course, including reducing the drop on the landing aspect of Becher’s Brook, where According to Pete fell. He was place down once suffering a fractured leg.

The British Horseracing Authority’s chief executive Paul Bittar will meet with animal welfare groups next week to debate the Grand National.

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