Thoroughbred racing deaths show a slight decline during the past 2 years as reported by The Jockey Club.
The Jockey Club reports drop in thoroughbred fatalities
Thoroughbred racing deaths show a slight decline during the last two years as reported by The Jockey Club on Wednesday. The two-year period ran from November 1, 2008, through October 31, 2010. The Jockey Club, through the Equine Injury Database, disclosed that the prevalence of fatal injury declined to 2.00 per 1,000 starts, as compared to the 2.04 rate reported for the one-year period from November 1, 2008 to October 31, 2009. The new statistics cover 754,932 starts.