Grand National Fence Changes
Following the deaths of Dooneys Gate and Ornais in the 2011 Grand National, both Aintree racecourse and the British Horseracing Authority decided it was time to make some alterations to the course to make it safer for the horses competing.
After watching videos from 1990 onwards the decision came that various changes to the course should be made and below we take a look at what will be new for the 2012 Grand National.
Changes to be made for the 2012 Grand National.
- Becher's Brook - Drop to be reduced by four to five inches
- First Fence - Landing side to be levelled off to remove minor contours
- Fourth Fence - To be reduced by two inches to 4ft 10ins
- Toe Boards - Height to be increased to 14 inches, in line with ordinary fences
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