Horse Racing

Should horse racing be banned once and for all? Following the death of five horses at this year's Cheltenham Festival, we're
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In a world that has far bigger concerns than "who fell at the second from last", why should we put an end to a sport where accidents happen?
Three horses died in the opening hours of the Cheltenham Festival, and more are sure to follow. How many horses must perish before horse-racing is put out to pasture once and for all? More than 400 horses die in racing in the UK every year. Surely we have evolved enough to recognise that horses shouldn't have to suffer and pay with their lives so people can win a few quid.
The Cheltenham Festival began yesterday with its most tragic day for six years.
Cinders and Ashes, at 10-1, won the first race at the Cheltenham Festival. The first race of 27 went to trainer Donald McCain
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