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Race horse insurance most important at Cheltenham Racecourse?

People with race horse insurance might find their policy is particularly important if they enter their animal to run at Cheltenham Racecourse.

A study published by Animal Aid revealed that this was the venue with the highest number of fatalities among equines in the last 12 months.

Of the 162 fatalities among horses on racecourses in the UK, 13 of these occurred at Cheltenham.

The organisation noted that a variety of injuries can cause the death of an equine in a race, such as broken legs, necks, backs, pelvic fractures, heart attacks or haemorrhages.

According to the report, 48 of the racecourses in the UK have had at least one thoroughbred death in the last year.

Dene Stansall, horse racing consultant for the charity, noted that at some venues, as many as three animals have died in a single afternoon.

This happened on the second day of the Grand National at Aintree last year, with two of the fatalities occurring at Valentine’s Brook on the National course.

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