Dos caballos muertos en hípica de Inglaterra

Dos ejemplares fueros sacrificados tras lesionarse gravemente en la carrera hípica Grand National, llevada a cabo este fin de semana en Liverpool, Inglaterra. La polémica regresa a la mesa, pues el año pasado otros dos equinos corrieron la misma suerte y ya son 11 los sacrificios similares de estos animales desde el año 2000. Además de la altura en varias de las vallas, lo extenso del recorrido (poco más de 7 km) y la gran cantidad de competidores, la convierten en una carrera bastante arriesgada. Curiosamente, los dos animales cayeron al intentar vencer la valla de Becher, un obstáculo difícil por su altura y su ángulo en la pista.

According to Pete ridden by Harry Haynes, left, falls after jumping Becher's Brook during the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England, Saturday April 14, 2012. British Grand National favorite Synchronised died Saturday after collapsing during the world's toughest steeplechase, which was won by Neptune Collonges in one of the race's closest finishes.(AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Synchronized ridden by Tony McCoy, left, falls after jumping Becher's Brook during the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England, Saturday April 14, 2012. Pre-race favorite Synchronised died Saturday after collapsing during the world's toughest steeplechase, which was won by Neptune Collonges in one of the race's closest finishes. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Synchronized ridden by Tony McCoy, left, falls after jumping Becher's Brook during the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England, Saturday April 14, 2012. Pre-race favorite Synchronised died Saturday after collapsing during the world's toughest steeplechase, which was won by Neptune Collonges in one of the race's closest finishes. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Synnchronized riden by Tony McCoy, left, falls after jumping Becher's Brook during the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England, Saturday April 14, 2012. Pre-race favorite Synchronised died Saturday after collapsing during the world's toughest steeplechase, which was won by Neptune Collonges in one of the race's closest finishes. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Synnchronized riden by Tony McCoy, left, falls after jumping Becher's Brook during the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England, Saturday April 14, 2012. Pre-race favorite Synchronised died Saturday after collapsing during the world's toughest steeplechase, which was won by Neptune Collonges in one of the race's closest finishes. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

AP McCoy falls from Synchronized at Becher's Brook during the Grand National horse race at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England, Saturday April 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

AP McCoy is treated by paramedics after falling from Synchronized at Becher's Brook during the Grand National horse race at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England, Saturday April 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

AP McCoy is treated by paramedics after falling from Synchronized at Becher's Brook during the Grand National horse race at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England, Saturday April 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Jockey Tony McCoy waits as his mount Synchronised

Jockey Tony McCoy waits as his mount Synchronised is returned to the start ahead of the Grand National horse race at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, on April 14. Synchronised and According to Pete were later both put down after falling at Becher's Brook, taking the total of fatalities at this year's three-day Aintree meeting to three

Syncronised with jockey Tony McCoy is led to the start of the Grand National horse race at Aintree Racecourse Liverpool, England, Saturday, April 14, 2012. Synchronised, who won the Cheltenham Gold Cup last month, suffered a fatal injury after falling early in the Aintree race, owner J.P. McManus announced. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Neptune Collonges, right, with Jockey Daryl Jacob onboard jumps The Chair on the way to winning the Grand National horse race after a photo finish with SunnyHillBoy at Aintree Racecourse Liverpool, England, Saturday, April 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

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