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Safety Alliance Updates Code of Standards

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance has updated its code of standards to add more protocol for jockey health and safety and prevention and reporting of equine injuries.

Data: Fatalities Similar Across All Surfaces

An initial analysis of equine injury data released earlier this year shows no statistically significant difference in the risk of fatalities in Thoroughbreds on different racing surfaces, officials said June 28.

Safety Alliance Circulates Standards

Safety Alliance Circulates Standards

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has circulated a list of more than 15 compliance standards that could be finalized in early March and serve as the basis for accreditation in the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.

Special Report: Catastrophic Injuries

Special Report: Catastrophic Injuries

In this report from The Horse, representative members of the equine industry provide an in-depth exploration of catastrophic injuries in the Thoroughbred racehorse.

Catastrophic Injuries: What Do We Know?

Catastrophic Injuries: What Do We Know?

In the wake of two highly publicized catastrophic racetrack injuries since May 2006, questions and opinions regarding the safety of Thoroughbred racehorses have been generated and propagated by fans, the media, and animal rights groups.

Jockey Injured in Breakdown at Presque Isle

Jockey Enrique Jurado suffered shoulder and knee injuries the evening of Sept. 20 when Risk Assessment, a 3-year-old filly he was riding in the fourth race at Presque Isle Downs, broke down after crossing the finish line.

New York Horsemen Critical of Racing Surfaces

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New York Horsemen Critical of Racing Surfaces

Members of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association voiced their displeasure with the racing surfaces at Saratoga, Belmont Park, and Aqueduct during a meeting Aug. 31, but the New York Racing Association track superintendent later said he stands by the surfaces.

Les Bois Park Back on Track

Racing is scheduled to resume Wednesday night at Les Bois Park. On Sunday the track's jockeys refused to continue racing after the fourth race due to unsafe track conditions. Three horses were injured that day, one catastrophically.

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