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Latest news on the Grand National, a National Hunt horserace held annually at the Aintree Racecourse in Aintree, England. First held in 1839, the Grand National is the most prominent horse racing event in British culture. The Grand National is a handicap steeplechase ran over a distance of about 4 miles and 2.5 furlongs. The race is usually ran by 30 horses which have to jump 30 fences over two laps. Some of the race's most famous fences include Becher's Brook, The Chair and the Canal Turn. The Grand National is widely considered to be the most valuable jump race in Europe. The event has attracted criticism from animal welfare groups who cite the number of horse fatalities as being particularly high for this event. Aintree organisers have worked in conjunction with groups to reduce the severity of some fences and improve veterinary facilities. According to the British Horseracing Authority, as of 2022, the five-year average fatality rate for jump racing was 0.43%. Latest Grand National news in a live news feed, including updates on horses, trainers, winners and results.

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