Three horses die on Cheltenham Festival opening day

Date: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Source: 
BBC Sport

Three racehorses have died on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. Garde Champetre and Scotsirish were put down after suffering leg fractures in the Cross-Country Chase. Educated Evans was then destroyed after breaking a hind leg in the novices' chase. Cheltenham officials have said they would review the incidents.