Paul Nicholls racehorses rescued from floods

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image captionStaff at Paul Nicholls yard in Somerset lead horses away from a flash flood

Racehorses at a champion trainer's yard had to be rescued after flash floods hit their stables.

Paul Nicholls said his staff had put in a "massive effort" overnight to rescue 15 animals.

Mr Nicholls, who trained National Hunt chaser See More Business and record-breaker Kauto Star, said water poured into the yard at Ditcheat, Somerset, reaching a depth of about 3ft.

A clear-up operation is ongoing at the yard following the flood.

Mr Nicholls said the water has now gone and the horses are being returned to their stables.

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image captionMr Nicholls said the water has gone down overnight and the horses are being returned to the yard

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