Cheltenham Festival: BHA to carry out review after six horse deaths at event

From BBC - March 16, 2018

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is to carry out a review after six horses died at the four-day Cheltenham Festival.

Four horses had to be put down on Friday's final day of racing.

Sandsend, ridden by Katie Walsh, was put down after suffering a leg injury during the County Hurdle.

Three more horses - Dresden, Some Plan and North Hill Harvey - suffered fatal injuries in the concluding Grand Annual Chase.

Jamie Stier, chief regulatory officer for the BHA, said: "Everyone who follows this sport does so because we love these fine animals and it is extremely sad when we lose any horse.


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