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Call You and Yours: Can horse racing be made safer?

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 17 April 2012

After Saturday's Grand National was marred by the deaths of two horses there are renewed calls for it to be banned or at least for dramatic changes to be introduced to make the sport safer. But can horse races like the Grand National ever be made safer? Can the sport retain its appeal....not just here but also abroad....if it's changed significantly? Or are big changes the only way to ensure the safety of those taking part - jockeys as well as horses? Would you agree with a call to ban it altogether?

We want to hear what you think ............especially if you're involved in horse racing or have particular expertise in the field of animal welfare.

03700 100 444 is the phone number - a call will cost you the same as dialling an 01 or an 02 number - you can e-mail via bbc.co.uk/radio4/youandyours, or you can text to 84844, and if you do that it will cost you your standard operator message rate and we may call you back on that number.

Presented by Julian Worricker
Produced by Maire Devine.


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