The horse suffered a fractured leg and was put down at the scene.
Mr Nelson said horse racing would always carry risks but that he would not enter the National again.
Mr Nelson, who has a village garage and paper shop, said: “It’s terrible. He was a family pet, part of the family.
“Everybody’s absolutely upset. We’ve had loads of people knocking on the door.
“We’ve had loads of telephone calls and flowers given and bottles of wine.
“But all of that doesn’t bring him back, does it?”
Mr Nelson said…
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