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Neptune Collonges wins Grand National at Aintree, victory overshadowed by death of race favorite

Grand National pre-race favorite Synchronised died Saturday after collapsing during the world's toughest steeplechase, which was won by Neptune Collonges in the race's closest finishes. Synchronised, who won the Cheltenham Gold Cup last month, suffered a fatal injury after falli …
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Two racehorses, including favorite Admire Rakti, die after Melbourne Cup in Australia

Sports : The Early Lead (4 months ago)

The annual Melbourne Cup — aka “The Race that Stops a Nation” — took a tragic turn Tuesday in Australia as two horses, including pre-race favorite Admire Rakti, died after the race. After Admire Rakti staggered to the finish line 25... Read Post

Britain's Grand National Is The World's Most-Watched Horse Slaughter [Video]

Sports : Deadspin (3 years ago)

An estimated 600 million people worldwide watched Saturday's 165th Grand National, the annual steeplechase held outside Liverpool with a purse worth more than $1.5 million. Outside of World Cup finals and India-Pakistan cricket matc... Read Post

Arcadius Dead After Winning $150,000 Race

Sports : The Inquisitr - Sport (3 years ago)

Arcadius, a bay gelding, won $150,000 at the Iroquois Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park on Saturday before collapsing just beyond the finish line of the 3-mile race; where the horse was declared dead. One of the five official veteri... Read Post

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