Two other horses died during the three-day Aintree meeting - Lord Rodney and Into the Shadows. Graphic Approach never recovered from his injuries after he fell at the notorious Becher's Brook fence and then ran loose for a mile or more, jumped a rail, collided with three people and collapsed exhausted and injured.
The immediate visible wounds were concussion and a black eye.
After a month at the Liverpool Veterinary School, he succumbed to pneumonia on May 10.
According to UK animal rights group Animal Aid, some 35 horses have died as a result of the three-day Grand National meeting in the past decade. The group publishes statistics on racehorse deaths at www.horsedeathwatch.com.