Report: Much Remains To Be Done Regarding Exercise-Related Equine Fatalities

The Thoroughbred racing industry has made great progress over the past several years with regards to the monitoring, recording and analyzing racing-related equine injuries and fatalities. The Jockey Club reports that since 2009, the equine fatality rate has decreased from 2 horses out of every 1,000 starts to 1.54 horses out of 1,000 in 2016.

However, as Daniel Ross writes in his latest article for Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, the same can’t be said for exercise/training-related fatalities.

Steve Koch, executive director of the NTRA’s Safety & Integrity Alliance told Ross, “There’s a great divide between what happens on race-day and what happens during morning training because of factors of awareness.”

Koch went on to add that he believes what’s missing is a “comprehensive” set of reporting standards that all racing jurisdictions must comply to.

“When a horse gets injured in any way or a horse dies during the morning, what happens then?”

Read more at Thoroughbred Racing Commentary

The post Report: Much Remains To Be Done Regarding Exercise-Related Equine Fatalities appeared first on Horse Racing News | Paulick Report.


Watch and enjoy free live racing from Del Mar starting July 22, 2017.

Comments are closed