FOUR horses remain unaccounted for after the annual ritual of Aintree “Ladies’ Day”.
In familiar scenes, thousands of local women ran amok at the Liverpool racecourse resulting in the abduction of 15 horses and the destruction of more than half the Grand National fences.
Officials said most of the animals had now returned and the last of the women had been forcibly ejected from the premises.
A spokesman said: “They get drunk incredibly quickly and then they become very sentimental and get all worried about the horses.
“Some of them attack the fences, which they believe to be cruel, while others attempt to rescue the horses and take them to a place of safety.
“The women then get into a massive fight with each other before falling asleep. Meanwhile, the horses eventually make their way back to the course by themselves.”