Deaths overshadow Grand National

Grand National pre-race favorite Synchronised was one of two horses to die Saturday during the world's toughest steeplechase.

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)

According to Pete ridden by Harry Haynes, left, falls after jumping Becher's Brook during the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England, Saturday April 14, 2012. British Grand National favorite Synchronised died Saturday after collapsing during the world's toughest steeplechase, which was won by Neptune Collonges in one of the race's closest finishes.(AP Photo/Scott Heppell)