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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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Runner Shoved Mascot (Who May Have Been A 14-Year-Old Girl) After Winning Race [Video]

Sports : Deadspin (2 years ago)

His name is Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad and he won gold in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the European athletics championship held in Helsinki. After crossing the finish line he stalked over to some tiny mascot, slapped something o... Read Post

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

Sports : Deadspin (2 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 (2 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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