Deaths overshadow Grand National

Associated Press
Synchronised, ridden by Tony McCoy, left, falls after jumping Becher's Brook the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England, Saturday April 14, 2012. Synchronised, who won the Cheltenham Gold Cup last month, suffered a fatal injury after falling early in the Aintree race, owner J.P. McManus announced. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

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The gruelling Grand National came under renewed fire after the "unacceptable" death of two horses at the notorious Becher's Brook fence prompted passionate calls for a radical safety review.

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