John Smith's Grand National

The John Smith's Grand National takes place at Aintree Racecourse on 6 April 2013.

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Concern over Aintree safety

Campaigners say they're still concerned over safety following the deaths of two horses at Aintree.

The League Against Cruel Sports is calling for organisers to bring the Grand National meeting to a halt.

Aintree in Liverpool - home of the Grand National. Credit: PA Images.

None of the 40 horses involved in this year's steeplechase died or wee seriously injured but Battlefront and Little Josh died in other races.

The animal welfare charity claims the total number of deaths during the three-day Aintree meeting is 40 since 2000.

24 horses have died on the Grand National course itself.

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