As Horse Deaths Mount, Campaigners Ask: What Price a Day at the Races

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As Horse Deaths Mount, Campaigners Ask: What Price a Day at the Races

A thousand horses have died on Britain's racecourses since 2007, according to records kept by an animal rights organisation. Animal Aid's "Death Watch" list reached the 1,000 mark late last month when a seven-year-old gelding, Hired Hand, was destroyed at Bangor-on-Dee, Clwyd, after being injured in a race. An analysis of Animal Aid's figures shows that the racecourses where most horses have died since the list was started are: Cheltenham (47), Sedgefield (44), Market Rasen (40), Newton Abbot (32) and Aintree (31).

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