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Old 05-05-2008, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:00 PM
 
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Wow, you guys have some pretty cool information. A statistic with the source link:

Sally Jenkins: I should have made that statistic clearer: according to a recent study presented by Dr. Mary Scollay on behalf of the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, there were 1.47 fatalities per 1,000 starts for synthetic surfaces and 2.03 fatalities per 1,000 starts for dirt tracks.
That's a average of two horses who die per day in racing. The study emphasizes that these are short term numbers, representing less than a year and they need more time and a larger statistical sample before they consider them absolutely conclusive. But they do provide a snapshot.


Source: Sally Jenkins on the Kentucky Derby - washingtonpost.com
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