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Grand National scrutiny after recent horse deaths

Updated: April 4, 2013, 10:16 AM ET
Associated Press

AINTREE, England -- The Grand National races are under scrutiny after four horses died in the past year at the event.

The world's most grueling steeplechase begins on Saturday, and there's concern about the safety of the horses after two died in each of the last two races.

The National -- a 4½-mile, 30-fence race -- remains one of the fixtures on the British sporting calendar, attracting millions of television viewers and visits to bookmakers each year. Past winners, such as ...

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