Rate of Fatal Thoroughbred Racing Injuries Declines Again

The fatal injury rate in Thoroughbred racehorses declined for a fourth consecutive year and has dropped 23% since 2009.
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An analysis of data from the Equine Injury Database (EID) has revealed a reduction in the fatal injury rate in Thoroughbred racehorses for a fourth consecutive year and a 23% drop since 2009, The Jockey Club announced March 10.

When comparing 2016 statistics to 2015 statistics across all surfaces, ages, and distances, the rate dropped from 1.62 per 1,000 starts in 2015 to 1.54 per 1,000 starts in 2016. The overall rate of 1.54 per 1,000 starts is the lowest since the EID started publishing annual statistics in 2009.

Statistical Summary, 2009 to 2016, for Thoroughbreds

Calendar Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Fatal Injury Rate 2.00 1.88 1.88 1.92 1.90 1.89 1.62 1.54

 

Tim Parkin, BSc, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ECVPH, MRCVS, a veterinarian, epidemiologist, and EID consultant from the University of Glasgow, in Scotland, once again performed the analysis

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