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Gold Cup winner Synchronised dies at Grand National

Synchronised after his Gold Cup win last month. Photo: ITV West

The Grand National ended in tragedy after one of the favourites, Synchronised - trained by Jonjo O'Neill in Gloucestershire - suffered fatal injuries.

The 9 year old, ridden by AP McCoy, was looking to create history by winning both the Gold Cup and the Grand National in the same season. But he fell at the sixth fence, and continued until suffering a fracture at the eleventh.

Another horse - According to Pete - also died, which will again raise doubts about the safety of this race.

The race itself was won - after a photo finish - by Neptune Collonges, a 33-1 outsider trained by Paul Nicholls in Ditcheat, Somerset. It was Nicholls' first ever Grand National win.

Sunnyhillboy - another of Jonjo O'Neill's horses - was a very close second, with Katie Walsh on Seabass third.

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