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C4 explores anatomy of a racehorse tonight.

RACING fans, at least those who aren't squeamish, will get to see a close-up view of the anatomy of a racehorse tonight when the programme 'Inside Nature's Giants: Racehorse' is broadcast on Channel 4. The programme will explore how the racehorse has been biologically engineered for speed as it shows the dissection of a four-year-old racehorse to reveal the system that enables it to run at 45mph.

Presenter Mark Evans will investigate the science behind its performance and vulnerability to injury.

Evans said: "I believe the thoroughbred is one of the greatest athletes on the planet - a finely honed racing machine. It is the result of unnatural selection, and exists on a knife edge between glory and catastrophic failure."

The programme starts at 8pm.
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Sep 20, 2011
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