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Database Reveals 773 Race Fatalities in a Year

Offbeat  (tags: horse racing, north american tracks, race fatalies, horses deaths, database )

- 2982 days ago -
A total of 773 thoroughbreds died in races across 73 North American racetracks in a year, according to data gathered by the Equine Injury Database. The deaths represent 2.04 fatal injuries per 1000 starts, from a total of 378,864 starts in thoroughbred

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Michaela Kayser (35)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 7:31 am
Horses belong on a large paddock or to freedom, not under a neurotic "sportsman". How sad! But thanks for the information!

Margaret S (53)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 8:12 am
Thats really sad,too many for sure!

gail dair (0)
Thursday March 25, 2010, 1:39 am
thanks Simone
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