From Glory and Celebration to Anguish and Headlines - The Less Than 'Grand' National

Dene Stansall | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK
Dene Stansall

At 5.15pm on Saturday, 40 horses will face the starting tape in the 2016 Grand National. They're there because of punters' money that will make the bookies, promoters and the horses' connections potentially rich. The horses get nothing out of it - only fear and a serious risk of imminent death.

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