A total of 82 horses have died during the actual Grand National race through the years.
The vast majority of these deaths occurred before 2000 with 11 deaths since the turn of the millenium.
There have been no deaths since 2012 in the Grand National race.
Did any horses die in the Grand National 2019?
Since the year 2000, there have been eleven Grand National deaths. But in general, deaths in horse racing are still fairly rare. In 2019, Up For Review sadly died after being brought down by another horse at the very first fence. But that was the first fatality for many years.
Did any horse died in the Grand National?
The high number of equine deaths in the race has made it a target for animal rights activists. After the 1989 Grand National, in which two horses died in incidents at Becher’s Brook (the sixth and 22nd fence on the course), Aintree began making significant changes to the fences that are jumped during the National.
Did any horses died today at Aintree?
Two horses died at Aintree on Friday with Crucial Role and Forest Des Aigles both losing their lives. There have been 13 deaths at the Grand National since the turn of the millennium. Horse racing fans took to social media to hail Up For Review following the news of his death.
How many horses die each year from racing?
The Thoroughbred-racing industry sends an estimated 10,000 horses to slaughter annually, meaning that half of the 20,000 new foals born each year will eventually be killed for their flesh.