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Horse Racing News Archive

The 2014 Grand National (05-04-2014)

Grand National is more than five times as lethal as other jumps races (04-04-2014)

As attention is focused on the Grand National... Huge rise in horse deaths recorded on courses across the country (28-03-2014)

Sanctuary not Cruelty for Exploited Race Horses (26-03-2014)

Please support Horse Racing Awareness Week (25-03-2014)

Death rate at Cheltenham four times higher than average (17-03-2014)

Another horse dies in final race of the Cheltenham Festival (14-03-2014)

STOP PRESS: reports of third horse dead at Cheltenham Festival (12-03-2014)

Our Conor dies on the first day of Cheltenham Festival (11-03-2014)

Why Cheltenham Racecourse is the most lethal in Britain: A major new Animal Aid analysis (03-03-2014)

Southwell Racecourse: Six horse deaths since 14 January (20-02-2014)

Help to build opposition to the Cheltenham Festival (06-02-2014)

Animal Aid Demands Closure of Southwell Racecourse (21-01-2014)

Vote 'No' for Jockey McCoy as Sports Personality of the Year (05-12-2013)

Animal Aid reveals McCoy's record 25 horse deaths in just six years (01-11-2013)

Animal Aid's Deathwatch reaches depressing milestone: 1,000 on-course horse fatalities since 2007 (04-08-2013)

Animal Aid protests at Uttoxeter Racecourse: 28 horses killed in just six years (13-06-2013)

Animal Aid to protest against multiple horse deaths at Wetherby Racecourse (29-05-2013)

Three horses killed in one afternoon at Wetherby racecourse (24-05-2013)

THE 2013 GRAND NATIONAL (06-04-2013)

'Safer' Grand National course kills a second horse (05-04-2013)

Battlefront dies on the first day of the Grand National meeting (04-04-2013)

Call to scrap Becher's Brook (27-03-2013)

Cheltenham claims another victim: Matuhi (14-03-2013)

Deathwatch 2012: New report reveals shocking horse death toll at Cheltenham and Aintree (05-03-2013)

February 26: Dark day for racing as four horses suffer horrific deaths on two British racecourses (27-02-2013)

Sanctuary Not Cruelty (22-02-2013)

Three horses dead in a single day of racing (05-02-2013)

Ask Your MP to Back Early Day Motion for Race Horses (10-10-2012)

British Horseracing Authority's Review of the 2012 Grand National: A cynical whitewash, says Animal Aid (20-09-2012)

Grand National Horse deaths on the Parliamentary agenda (29-08-2012)

20 horses raced by champion jockey die in 5 years (28-05-2012)

Grand National kills again: 'the worst kind of mob entertainment' (14-04-2012)

Gottany O'S killed in second race at Aintree (12-04-2012)

Sanctuary Not Cruelty - call to boycott Grand National and help rescued horses instead (05-04-2012)

Yorkshire horse sanctuary to benefit from Grand National boycott (03-04-2012)

East Anglian horse sanctuary to benefit from Grand National boycott (03-04-2012)

Web blackout on our Grand National film (02-04-2012)

New film reveals terrible price paid by horses in Grand National: BBC ACCUSED OF COVER-UP (28-03-2012)

Sanctuary Not Cruelty (23-03-2012)

Five horses killed in just two days racing at Cheltenham (14-03-2012)

Three horses killed on first day of Cheltenham Festival (13-03-2012)

Harry Redknapp Urged to Reject Racing After Three Horses are Killed at Taunton (02-03-2012)

New International Movement Calls for Ban on Whip in Horseracing (23-02-2012)

Friday's BHA whip meeting: The not so innocent jockey victims (19-01-2012)

Whipping for Profit: how horseracing rewards the cheat (09-01-2012)

Fixing the propaganda race: how the pro-whip lobby suppresses debate and misrepresents truth (01-12-2011)

A Trojan Horse Arrives at Cheltenham (17-11-2011)

New whip rules in disarray after the British Horseracing Authority fears a beating by jockeys (11-11-2011)

Grand National Review: BHA's Feeble Package of 'Reforms' (02-11-2011)

British Horseracing Authority beaten into submission by rebel jockeys (21-10-2011)

The BHA must stand firm on new whipping rules (14-10-2011)

L'Ancresse Racecourse - not fit for purpose (06-10-2011)

The BHA says that the whipping of race horses must go on (27-09-2011)

New poll shows slump in support for Grand National (01-09-2011)

Changes to the Grand National course will still leave horses at a high risk of fatal injury (15-08-2011)

Jockeys breach whipping rules more than 450 times in just six months (03-08-2011)

Whip-Abused Race Horse Rewilding Killed On His Return To Ascot (23-07-2011)

RSPCA members vote to ban the whip in racing (29-06-2011)

Playboy model Victoria Eisermann offers Royal Ascot punters a whipping (17-06-2011)

Three horses dead in a day (14-06-2011)

Playboy model Victoria Eisermann offers Royal Ascot punters a whipping (13-06-2011)

700 horse deaths in four years cast shadow over royal Derby celebrations (03-06-2011)

A ban on the whip in horse racing is in sight! (22-04-2011)

Two horses dead in the Scottish Grand National (16-04-2011)

Two horses killed at Aintree: Grand National 'equivalent to Spanish bullfighting' (09-04-2011)

Animal Aid brings Grand National protests to Liverpool & London (08-04-2011)

A Horse Killed on First Day of Grand National Meeting 2011 (07-04-2011)

City Centre Billboard Labels Aintree Horse Deaths a 'National Disgrace' (06-04-2011)

New report exposes racing industry's 'dirty secret' (03-04-2011)

Cheltenham Claims its First Victim: Lush Life (17-03-2011)

Race Death Horror on Eve of the Cheltenham Festival (15-03-2011)

Tombstone Ceremony for Horses Killed at Cheltenham (11-03-2011)

New Animal Aid investigation reveals horseracing whipping rules breached almost 900 times last year (04-03-2011)

Join Animal Aid's Memorial Ceremony at Cheltenham Racecourse on 17 March (28-02-2011)

Newbury deaths: why did vets give the OK to race? (14-02-2011)

Latest figure show shocking rise in horse slaughter figures (08-02-2011)

Whipping race horses is not only cruel, it also does not make them run faster, says latest research (02-02-2011)

Twist Magic's death is just one of hundreds each year in racing (16-12-2010)

Say 'NO!' to Jockey AP McCoy as BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. (10-12-2010)

Horseracing whipping rules breached more than 450 times in just six months (06-09-2010)

Cheltenham's Notorious Killer Fence to be moved (26-07-2010)

Ask Your MP to Back Early Day Motion for Racehorses (07-07-2010)

News of a Fifth Horse Death at the 2010 Grand National Meeting (20-05-2010)

Race industry regulator attacked for leniency in horse abuse case (17-05-2010)

Abusive horse trader, James Gray, loses appeal (06-05-2010)

BBC UNDER ATTACK OVER FOUR GRAND NATIONAL DEATHS (09-04-2010)

The 2010 Grand National Meeting - The Killing Continues (09-04-2010)

Grand National protest outside BBC HQ in London (07-04-2010)

Animal Aid brings Grand National protest to the people of Liverpool (31-03-2010)

One Thoroughbred Death Every Other Day on a British Racecourse (26-03-2010)

Graphic Billboard Spells Out Deadly Reality of the Grand National (24-03-2010)

Cheltenham 2010 - The Horse Racing Festival of Death (20-03-2010)

Cheltenham's 2010 Festival of Death Claims a Second Victim (17-03-2010)

Cheltenham 2010: One horse dead after just 75 minutes (16-03-2010)

Animal Aid Commemorates a Decade of Death at Cheltenham Festival (08-03-2010)

A weekend of racing in atrocious conditions leaves three horses dead (01-03-2010)

Call for Public Boycott at Doncaster Racecourse (14-12-2009)

Last Chance to Ask Your MP to Back EDM 285 for Racehorses (12-11-2009)

Wetherby Racecourse Death Toll Rises to Eleven (03-11-2009)

Animal Aid's Spectre of Death to Visit Lethal Wetherby Racecourse (30-10-2009)

Four Horses Die in One Day at Wetherby Racecourse (15-10-2009)

Leading Race Horse ‘Moonquake’ Dies of a Heart Attack (16-09-2009)

First horse death at Britain's newest racecourse (09-09-2009)

Four horses are killed in a single weekend of racing (20-07-2009)

Capped For Victory: The story of a racing industry victim (03-07-2009)

Grand National star horse set for retirement after Animal Aid warns of potential court action (15-05-2009)

Course accused of 'cold-hearted complacency' as six horses die in one day at Killarney (11-05-2009)

Five Horses Killed at 2009 Grand National Meeting (04-04-2009)

Aintree 2009 Claims its Fourth Victim (03-04-2009)

The 'Best' and the 'Worst' Killed at Aintree (02-04-2009)

Threefold Increase in Horse Deaths on All-Weather Racecourses (02-04-2009)

Animal Aid brands the Grand National a 'sick oddity' (26-03-2009)

Race Horses Need Your Help (26-03-2009)

As Cheltenham Kills Another Horse, Animal Aid Fears for Denman (13-03-2009)

Animal Aid Protests at The 'Festival of Death' (05-03-2009)

MPs rally over horse welfare (27-02-2009)

MEDIA INVITATION TO A MEETING WITH MIKE HANCOCK MP REGARDING RACE HORSE WELFARE (23-02-2009)

Race Horse Welfare Under Commons Spotlight (18-12-2008)

Ask Your MP to Back Early Day Motion for Racehorses (17-12-2008)

The Trial of James Gray, Horse Dealer (10-12-2008)

'Worst ever' horse cruelty trial begins (09-12-2008)

Tears Of A Clown Killed at Royal Ascot 2008 (18-06-2008)

Ascot 2008: Horse death and suffering behind the glamour (17-06-2008)

Horse Killed on Opening Day at Great Leighs Racecourse (29-05-2008)

Great Leighs is visited by Animal Aid's Spectre of Death on its Grand Opening Day (21-05-2008)

Great Leighs Racecourse: First Horse Death on Third Day of Racing (15-05-2008)

Devastating assault on racing cruelty by top Fleet Street writer (14-04-2008)

Tell the BBC that the Death of McKelvey Was Avoidable (09-04-2008)

BBC1 'STAR' HORSE KILLED AT THE GRAND NATIONAL (05-04-2008)

Grand National Meeting Kills Two More Horses (04-04-2008)

Spectre of Death Visits Ludlow Racecourse (04-04-2008)

As racing goes into crisis talks over jockeys' behaviour ... WHIP USE AT AINTREE UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT (31-03-2008)

UK-wide protests against the Grand National (28-03-2008)

Britain's Most Lethal Course Claims Another Victim (26-03-2008)

Spectre of Death Visits Britain's Most Lethal Racecourse (25-03-2008)

RACED TO DEATH!! (19-03-2008)

Another Victim at Cheltenham's Festival of Death (14-03-2008)

The Spectre of Death Comes to the Cheltenham Festival (04-03-2008)

Four Deaths in Just One Day - Three at Ludlow Racecourse (08-02-2008)

MP joins Animal Aid in calling for a ban on use of whip (28-01-2008)

The Brutal Truth of the Horse Trade (10-01-2008)

Animal Aid Calls on Police to Prosecute Jockey (08-01-2008)

The Spectre of Death Comes to Plumpton Racecourse (12-12-2007)

Guardian Prints the Case Against Horse Racing (29-11-2007)

Notorious Cheltenham Racecourse Claims Two More Victims (19-11-2007)

One Hundred Horses Raced to Death Since Cheltenham Festival (15-11-2007)

More Racehorses Sacrificed (29-10-2007)

Secretly filmed in an English abattoir... HEALTHY HORSES AND PONIES BUTCHERED FOR MEAT EXPORTS (18-09-2007)

Race horse DeathWatch reaches a depressing milestone (04-07-2007)

Victory! Horse Slaughter Rules Tightened (15-06-2007)

Exposed - Race Horses Slaughtered For Meat (11-06-2007)

EXPOSED! Race Horse Vivisection (16-05-2007)

Cheltenham Racecourse angry over horsemeat stunt (15-05-2007)

Graphic Approach dies following Grand National injuries (14-05-2007)

Aintree 2007 kills two horses and leaves two more fighting for their lives (16-04-2007)

Aintree 2007 Claims its Second Victim (13-04-2007)

Aintree Kills Yet Another Horse (13-04-2007)

UK-wide protests against the Grand National (05-04-2007)

Animal Aid launches Horse Race Deathwatch (04-04-2007)

Racing Kills Four More Horses in a Single Day (27-03-2007)

BBC apologises for silencing horse racing industry critic (22-03-2007)

Racing in Crisis as Four Horses Killed in One Day’s Racing at Wincanton (20-03-2007)

Grand National : The two favourites are raced to death (20-03-2007)

Cheltenham’s Festival of Death claims another horse victim (16-03-2007)

Little Brick Falls Victim to Cheltenham's Festival of Death (14-03-2007)

The Spectre of Death Comes to the Cheltenham Festival (09-03-2007)

The Spectre of Death Comes to Wolverhampton Racecourse (01-02-2007)

Outrage over 'clean bill of health' for death-trap racecourse (24-01-2007)

Death toll rises to seven in 9 weeks on Wolverhampton's death-trap course (16-01-2007)

Call for immediate suspension of horse racing at Wolverhampton following fifth equine fatality (12-12-2006)

The Spectre of Death Comes to Market Rasen Racecourse (14-11-2006)

Three More Horses Killed on Cheltenham’s Notorious Racecourse (13-11-2006)

The Spectre of Death comes to Haydock Racecourse (17-10-2006)

EXPOSED! Racing industry's 'systematic horse exploitation, injury and destruction' (29-09-2006)

Dominatrix to surprise punters at Royal Ascot - Activists will invite punters for a whipping (21-06-2006)

Animal Aid's Commons Challenge to Race Industry (14-06-2006)

Horse race industry in turmoil after Derby death (05-06-2006)

Cheltenham horse death cover up: Alfred The Great became the tenth race horse victim of the disastrous Cheltenham Racing Festival of 2006. (10-04-2006)

Tyneandthyneagain becomes 32nd aintree victim in a decade of carnage (08-04-2006)

Grand National: Call for 2006 race to be the last (04-04-2006)

Tyneandthyneagain becomes 32nd aintree victim in a decade of carnage (08-04-2006)

New Horse Death Research Shows Odds Stacked Against Grand National Runners (29-03-2006)

With the Grand National imminent... Horse racing cruelty forced onto the political agenda (24-03-2006)

Call for Cheltenham Festival boss to resign as six horses die in one day (17-03-2006)

Cheltenham Racing Festival: Two horses dead in the first two days of racing at Britain's most lethal course (16-03-2006)

Cheltenham Racing Festival: Another horse dead at Britain's most lethal course (15-03-2006)

'The Lady in Black' Visits Cheltenham Race Course to Mourn Hundreds of Equine Victims (14-03-2006)

Ascot dominatrix gives punters a whipping (01-06-2006)

Should the Grand National be axed for being too cruel? (01-04-2006)

Joan Smith: What kind of sport lets its finest athletes die on the track? (19-03-2006)

Does tinkering with bloodline increase equine mortality rate? (01-03-2006)

GEARING UP FOR THE GRAND NATIONAL (01-12-2001)

GEARING UP FOR THE GRAND NATIONAL (01-12-2001)

RACE-STARVED PUNTERS HAVE BIGGEST BET YET (01-04-2001)

LONG RIDE HOME FOR AN UNFALLEN HERO (01-04-2001)

YOU CAN WASH THE MUD OFF THE SILKS, BUT NOT THE STAIN OFF THE RACE (01-04-2001)

THE WORLD'S GREATEST STEEPLECHASE? (01-04-2001)

THE GRAND NATIONAL (01-04-2001)

BOOKIES TARGETED BY ANIMAL RIGHTS PROTESTERS (01-03-2001)

JOCKEY CLUB IS TARGETED BY ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS IN BUILD-UP TO BIG RACE (01-03-2001)

AINTREE SABOTAGE FEAR AS ANIMAL RIGHTS HARDLINERS WAGE CYBER WAR ON NATIONAL (01-03-2001)

PROTESTERS AGAIN TURN SPOTLIGHT ON AINTREE (01-03-2001)

NATIONAL OUTRAGE AT MIGHTY FENCES (01-03-2001)

HUNT BAN STILL IN THE BALANCE (01-02-2001)

BBC SPORT - National disgrace (01-06-2002)

NATIONAL COMPLAINT - Letter to the BBC (01-06-2002)

NATIONAL FACING BIGGEST PROTEST (01-04-2002)

FOREIGN SUPPORT - For the National protest (01-03-2002)

NATIONAL DISGRACE - Aintree's shame (01-03-2002)

CHAIN EMAIL - Boycott the Grand National (01-03-2002)

BE PART OF IT! Saturday 6th April 2002 - The biggest demonstration Aintree has ever seen (01-03-2002)

THE JOCKEY CLUB - Letter to Animal Aid (01-02-2002)

THE JOCKEY CLUB - Letter from Animal Aid (01-02-2002)

JOCKEY CLUB - "In talks on animal rights" (01-02-2002)

HORSE RACING - The dark side exposed (01-06-2003)

PROTECTING HORSES - In league with the AHT? (01-06-2003)

THE ANIMAL HEALTH TRUST - Riding for a fall (01-06-2003)

NATIONAL DISGRACE? A culture of cruelty (01-04-2003)

DEAR MR DYKE - Letter to the BBC (01-04-2003)

ROLL OF HONOUR - National pledge (01-03-2003)

DAMNING REPORT - Campaign coverage (01-03-2003)

HORSES BUCKLING - 'Pressure is relentless' (01-03-2003)

Dominatrixes give jockeys a whipping (01-10-2004)

RACING DEBATE - Head to head with the lobbyist (01-04-2004)

WHIPPING SCANDAL EXPOSED - Horse Racing Awareness Week 2004 (01-03-2004)

PUBLIC AGREE - HORSE RACING IS CRUEL - Animal Aid wins Countryfile debate (01-03-2004)

Odds-on cruelty (01-03-2005)

Gold, the ex-racehorse (01-03-2005)

ACTION NOT TEARS ARE NEEDED FOR JUMPING'S BIGGEST CASUALTY SINCE ARKLE (01-11-2005)

Dominatrix Derby - Activists invite course officials for a whipping (03-06-2005)

The spectre of death comes to Ascot (17-06-2005)

Animal Aid slams Grand National (05-04-2005)

Aintree event claims another equine victim (11-04-2005)

More than 370 horses raced to death every year (15-03-2005)

For the fourth year running, three horses die at the Cheltenham Festival (19-03-2005)

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: Country's deadliest course claims two more victims (18-03-2005)

Call for whip ban at Jockey Club race (14-10-2004)

STATEMENT ON THE FAILURE OF PROFESSOR WILLIAM 'TWINK' ALLEN TO OBTAIN A HOME OFFICE LICENCE TO CONDUCT CLONING EXPERIMENTS ON HORSES (06-05-2004)

CALL FOR GRAND NATIONAL BAN AFTER ANOTHER YEAR OF 'CARNAGE' (03-04-2004)

A HIDING TO NOTHING (31-03-2004)

MEETING WITH THE ANIMAL HEALTH TRUST (01-09-2003)

HORSE EXPERIMENTERS WIN MAD SCIENCE AWARDS (14-08-2003)

NEW POLL SHOWS STRONG PUBLIC OPPOSITION TO GRAND NATIONAL (02-04-2003)

CALL FOR GRAND NATIONAL BAN AFTER ANOTHER TRAGIC DEATH (05-04-2003)

AINTREE MEET CLAIMS FIRST EQUINE VICTIM (04-04-2003)

RIDING FOR A FALL (26-03-2003)

CALL FOR QUEEN MOTHER HORSE FUND (02-04-2002)

GRAND NATIONAL - BBC CONDEMNED (06-04-2002)

AINTREE DEATHS (04-04-2002)

COUNTDOWN TO GRAND NATIONAL PROTEST (19-03-2002)

THE JOCKEY CLUB (21-02-2002)

RSPCA URGED TO PROSECUTE GRAND NATIONAL ORGANISERS FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY (7-04-2001)

AINTREE KILLS ANOTHER HORSE (6-04-2001)

BOBBYJO - YET ANOTHER VICTIM OF NATIONAL HUNT RACING (5-04-2001)

ONE IN 31 NATIONAL HUNT HORSES RACED TO DEATH LAST YEAR (30-03-2001)

FIVE HORSES DEAD IN THREE DAYS IS NO CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION (08-04-2000)

ANOTHER HORSE DEAD - BUT 'BUSINESS AS USUAL' AT THE GRAND NATIONAL MEET (07-04-2000)

ANIMAL AID CONDEMNS BLOODBATH AT OPENING OF GRAND NATIONAL MEET (06-04-2000)

BETTING SHOPS TARGET OF GRAND NATIONAL CAMPAIGN (25-03-2000)

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