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Put horse racing out to pasture now

Last Tuesday saw the sad (but very predictable) death of three horses at the Cheltenham Festival.

More than 400 horses die racing in the UK every year, but many people - dazzled by the glitz and the glamour - seem to have blinkers on themselves and prefer to focus on the dizzying array of hat-wearing folk, ignoring the fact that the only sure bet at these races is that magnificent horses will lose their lives.

Just how many more must die before horse racing is put out to pasture once and for all?

JENNIFER WHITE

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