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  1. Published on: 07/04/2019 06:27 AMReported by: roving-eye


    This year's policing operation at the Aintree Festival has been hailed a success and the force would like to thank the thousands of race-goers for their behaviour throughout.
    Each day has seen a great atmosphere with fantastic crowds and today was no exception.
    Event Commander, Superintendent Louise Harrison said: "Grand National Day is always the busiest of the three and we’re really glad that this year’s festival ended on a high, with everyone having had a safe and enjoyable time.
    "Despite the high number of race-goers there has only been seven arrests on the course and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone, including those who worked during the festival, for helping to make this a safe and enjoyable occasion."
    “I would remind everyone who may be continuing celebrations this evening to stay safe, drink responsibly and have a great time.”
    Seven people were arrested on suspicion of offences including drunk and disorderly behaviour, possession of counterfeit currency, public order offences and section 47 assault.

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  3. donkey22 says:07/04/2019 09:37 AM
    Not very successful for the three horses that died at Aintree this weekend though. Well done to the strong turnout of protesters who turned out to help highlight the appalling plight of these beautiful animals in this so called ‘sport’.

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  5. abbeyroad says:07/04/2019 04:09 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by donkey22 View Post
    Not very successful for the three horses that died at Aintree this weekend though. Well done to the strong turnout of protesters who turned out to help highlight the appalling plight of these beautiful animals in this so called ‘sport’.
    It's a tricky one this. These beautiful animals probably wouldn't exist in the first place if it wasn't for racing yet a fair number seem to get killed at jump meetings every year. I'm not sure they can make races like the Grand National any safer without destroying the spectacle altogether. What I do know is that if jump racing was made illegal it would put thousands out of work. Whether that is justification for allowing it to continue is another matter.

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