Thoroughbred fatalities

New York Times probes horse racing fatalities

The rough ride horse racing has experienced in recent weeks due to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s call for an investigation into the rash of catastrophic injuries at Aqueduct this winter and HBO’s cancellation of the horse racing series LUCK due to a third equine fatality is far from over. In fact, it’s probably safe […]

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Pricci: Plenty of reasons for racing industry to be afraid

Horse Race Insider John Pricci writes about the convergence of recent negative developments for the Thoroughbred racing industry, including the breakdowns at Aqueduct, the cancellation of the HBO series Luck, and the potential fallout from media coverage: “As we speak, the New York Times is preparing a series on horse fatalities. As Turo Escalante might […]

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Task force formed to investigate Aqueduct breakdowns

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board today announced the selection of a team of nationally respected industry experts to investigate the circumstances that caused 20 equine fatalities at the Aqueduct Racetrack’s inner track meet between December 2011 and March 18, 2012. Last week, the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called on The […]

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Jockey Club updates Thoroughbred racing fatality rate

The Jockey Club today released an updated North American fatality rate for Thoroughbreds that includes three years’ worth of data collected in the Equine Injury Database, the North American database for racing injuries.   Based on an analysis of 1,160,045 starts collected during the three-year period January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2011, the prevalence […]

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