A horse has died following a race at the Grand National on Ladies Day on Friday, April 8.

Solwara One, ridden by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies, died following the 1.45pm race at Aintree.

Racehorse trainer Neil Mulholland confirmed the news after the race on Friday, writing on Twitter: "Unfortunately we lost Solwara One today due to an injury, very sad."

Solwara One is the first horse to have died at this year's Grand National meeting.

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Last year, two died, with The Long Mile having to be put down during the main race having suffered an injury while running on the flat course, after Houx Gris died during the Novice Hurdle.

Two other horses died during the Ladies Day event in 2019, while Up For Review also lost his life during that year's main race.

In total, 14 horses have had to be put down at the world's biggest steeplechase since 2000, with campaign groups calling for the event to be banned.

A response to this incident came from the RSPCA who said: "We are deeply saddened and concerned after the death of Solwara One at the Aintree Grand National Meeting.

"The death of any horse is always one too many so it is crucial that steps are taken to reduce the risk of such tragedies occurring."