Two of North America's top jockeys ended 2000 in a neck-and-neck battle for leading rider by earnings, with Hall of Famer Pat Day eking out a slight advantage over perennial leader Jerry Bailey. According to Equibase statistics from North American racetracks and a handful of selected international races for 2000, Day's mounts earned $17,479,838, compared with $17,468,690 for Bailey.
Recent research indicates that endoscopic examination of yearlings can help determine their eventual racing success. However, researchers also showed that certain abnormalities previously considered to be indicators of poor performance were not predictive of actual athletic performance in the adult horse.
Everyone involved in the racing industry knows that one of the major problems in training horses is keeping them free from injury. Bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments are placed under considerable strain during training and racing, and it seems inevitable that, at one time or another, all horses will suffer some kind of musculoskeletal injury. "Was...
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