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Malcolm Jefferson, the trainer of one of the horses that was put down after falling in yesterday's Grand National, has spoken to ITV Calendar of his loss. He trained According to Pete.
Horse racing pundit John McCririck said this year's Grand National was "overshadowed" by the death of Synchronised. He also said that he has been campaigning for years to ensure that horses which get loose before the start of a race should be automatically withdrawn.
Bookies toasted Neptune Collonges' win after punters laid millions on Seabass in the run up to the race to make it joint favourite with Synchronised.
Fred Done, chairman of bookmaker Betfred, said:
Gavin Grant, chief executive of the RSPCA said:
Professor Tim Morris, Director of Equine Science and Welfare for the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), said:
Synchronised and According to Pete have been put down after injuries in the 2012 Grand National Steeple Chase.
Tony McCoy fell from Synchronised ahead of the 2012 Grand National. Synchronised bolted but was quickly caught and did start the race, but fell at the Bechers Brook fence.
Daryl Jacob has won the 2012 Grand National riding Neptune Collonges.
Synchronised will still run and is making its way back to the start.
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