horse racing fatalities

New York governor calls for probe of Aqueduct fatalities

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sent a letter to the New York Racing Association Wednesday expressing his concern about recent horse fatalities at Aqueduct Racetrack.  Since Nov. 30, the track has reported 15 fatal breakdowns, a trend Cuomo called “extremely disturbing” and one that “should not be allowed to continue.” “Everyone understands that horse racing […]

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NYRA officials frustrated, baffled over Aqueduct breakdowns

New York Racing Association officials say there is no logical explanation for the increase in fatal breakdowns over Aqueduct’s inner track this winner.  The 15 deaths represents a 50% increase over the previous two winter meets.  NYRA officials meeting with reporters Thursday said the track has been maintained the same way for the past several […]

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WHERE SHOULD WE PUT THE BLAME FOR CALIFORNIA’S INCREASED FATALITIES?

In an article from The San Diego Union-Tribune, recently released data shows that the last two years of racing have produced the most fatalities of any two-year period in California racing history. However, equine medical director Rick Arthur contends this is due to the increased number of starts at Golden Gate after the closing of […]

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