Horse welfare at Cheltenham Festival

BBC Points West goes behind the scenes at the Cheltenham Festival to see how horses are checked before they run.

Racing authorities hope that changes to the course and checks on horses will lower the number of fatalities at National Hunt racing's showpiece event,

Last year seven of the 201 horses to die during races lost their lives at the festival - and Irish entry Ballyward was fatally injured on day one of this year's event.

Top videos

Top Stories