LAST week four horses died at one of the most important events in the racing calendar, the Cheltenham Festival.

Every year, roughly 200 horses lose their lives on racecourses.

There is an alternative to supporting such events. Our initiative invites would-be punters to send any money they might have bet on the big race to horse sanctuaries instead.

For more information contact Animal Aid for a free information pack.

Fiona Pereira Animal Aid