Mr Ed the only talking horse, who recently finished second at Newbury, spoke from his stable today about the Grand National the Worlds Greatest steeplechase, over 4.5 miles and thirty fences at Aintree in Liverpool.
We gave Mr Ed some polo mints, which were a great favourite of Mr Ed's hero RED RUM, who won the Grand National three times in the 1970s.
Mr Ed explained his views on The Grand National. "Of all the things you humans ask us horses to do one of the worst is to send us to race in the Grand National, its horrific, as many brave horses have died on this course at these gigantic fences particularly THE CHAIR & BECHERS BROOK".
"The death toll at BECHERS BROOK is the worst, just imagine you as a human were asked to jump a four feet wall not knowing that the drop on the other side was five foot, you are going to end up being injured or seriously hurt."
We agreed entirely with what Mr Ed said about the Grand National Course, because even although they have modified the course to a certain degree there are still to many horses being killed in this race and other races over fences.