According to Pete owner vows never to enter National again

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The owner of racehorse According to Pete has said he will never enter another horse into the Grand National after the beast was put down.

His horse appeared well set on the second lap of the Aintree course before being felled by On His Own, who had fallen at Becher's Brook.

The equine suffered a fractured leg and was put down at the scene.

Peter Nelson, who lives at Helperby in North Yorkshire, owned the unfortunate horse and said that while racing always carries risks he will never enter the Grand National again.

Mr Nelson said According to Pete was "in the prime of his life" and had recently run well at Wetherby and Haydock.

He added that after the race he saw the loose horses come in and tried in vain to find According to Pete.

When asked if he'd enter another horse in the race in the future, he replied: "No, I wouldn't. I couldn't go through all the pain again."

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