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Grand National 2024: Animal Rising Statement

  • Corach Rambler, last year’s winner, fell early - unseating their rider and eventually gaining their footing. Alongside this, multiple jockeys were unseated with several horses pulling up.

  • Animal Rising has reiterated its position that the changes made to the race are nothing more than PR exercises.

  • The group has accused the Jockey Club of “celebrating on the graves of Giovinco and Pikar, the two horses who fell and died yesterday afternoon”.

Orla Coghlan, Animal Rising spokesperson said:

“As long as racing continues, the industry will continue to gamble with horses’ lives. The new safety rules are just window dressing to hide the grim reality of this so-called sport. The industry cannot claim to have the horses’ best interests at heart while literally racing them to death.

“A horse may not have died during this race, yet one is killed every other day in British racing, and that’s just the public face of the industry. People are becoming more aware of the cruelty of horse racing, and we are relying on public pressure to help us take this ‘sport’ off our screens, and consign it to the history books.” 


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