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Whipping Up A Storm

Around a quarter of people in Britain believe that the use of animals in any sport is unacceptable although only 14% believe that horseracing should be banned altogether. With the growing influence of animal welfare groups over the last fifty…

Is the Grand National Cruel?

The photo above looks dramatic! It seems to confirm the perception that National Hunt racing can be a cruel sport, and there is no doubt that this type of racing carries more risk than running on the flat. However, it may surprise you to know…

BHA Grand National Review

The BHA (British Horseracing Authority) has concluded it's review into the 2011 running of the Aintree Grand National. Responding to criticism over the deaths of two horses in last years race, the BHA has published a list of recommendations…