Aintree, British Horseracing Authority To Review Three Deaths At Cheltenham Festival

by | 04.07.2019 | 3:25pm
Cheltenham Festival

Up for Review became the first horse to suffer a fatal injury in the Grand National since 2012 this weekend, while Tiger Roll went on to win the race for a second year in a row. According to, both Aintree officials and the British Horseracing Authority will conduct a review of the Grand National death, as well as the deaths of two additional horses during the second day of the Cheltenham Festival meeting.

“As a sport of animal lovers, we wanted every horse to come home – and sadly that's not been the case with Up For Review,” said Jockey Club Racecourses North West regional director Dickon White. “However, while you cannot remove all risk from our sport, we will analyse what happened and leave no stone unturned in doing so.”

Aintree and the BHA conduct a review of the fixture every year.


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