Tyneandthyneagain becomes the 9th horse to die during the Grand National, and the 32nd horse to die at Aintree in the last 10 years. Tyneandthyneagain suffered a fatal spinal injury and had to be put down.
Only 9 of the 40 horses managed to complete the race.
Please think about this next year when you’re asked to place a bet or join a sweepstake.
Around 375 horses are raced to death every year. Some 30% of these fatalities occur during, or immediately after a race, and result from a broken leg, back, neck or pelvis; fatal spinal injuries; exhaustion; heart attack, or burst blood vessels. The other victims perish from training injuries or are killed after being assessed by their owners as no-hopers.