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The Grand National: Sporting Event or Animal Abuse?:

The Grand National: Sporting Event or Animal Abuse?:

that humans rush to see? The Grand National Horse Race -- considered in the U.K. as the world's greatest steeplechase -- ran this past week. Tragedy struck not once, not twice nor thrice - but four times! Three horses were killed during the race; two on Saturday and one on Thursday. The winning horse, Ballabriggs, almost succumbed to dehydration and exhaustion at the finish line. And the jockey riding Ballabriggs--Jason Maguire--was handed a five day ban for excessive use of his whip on the winning horse. Twenty horses have died in this race since 2000. Add to that a jockey's fall resulting in a medically-induced coma due to a bleeding brain injury and you have the list of four major events at the 164th Grand National at Aintree Racecourse, U.K. Peter Toole, the 22-year-old jockey who sustained bleeding on the right side of his brain from a fall during the race was put int...

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