Monday, March 28, 2016
The Horse.com reports that Fatal Thoroughbred Racehorse Injuries Declined by 14% in 2015. The stats that underpin this finding are collected in the Equine Injury Database, managed by the Jockey Club. I found the Jockey Club report as well. They have a chart depicting the fatality trends (see chart below for fatality rates per 1,000 starts.
If you're a real data wonk, take a look at the breakdowns by age, track type, and race length. Older horses, horses running on dirt, and horses running short races (less than six furlongs).