The Long Mile was sadly put down after the 2021 Grand National at Aintree.

Trained by Philip Dempsey and ridden by Luke Dempsey in the iconic race this afternoon, which was won by Rachael Blackmore, the first female winner in history, on Minella Times.

The seven-year-old had won four of its last eight races heading into Aintree.

The Long Mile, who was one of 40 Grand National runners in total, was euthanised after suffering an injury while running on the flat between fences.

It is now the second equine fatality from 316 runners in total over eight editions of the race since new safety measures were introduce.

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Elsewhere, Bryony Frost was taken to hospital after being unseated by Yala Enki.

More to follow…

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