Tag: Horse Racing fatalities

Santa Anita Park's just-concluded Winter/Spring Meet was its safest on record. (Image: Santa Anita Park)

Santa Anita Park Enjoys Safest Winter/Spring Meet in its History

Santa Anita Park ended its six-month Winter/Spring Meet as the safest racetrack in North America among its large-track peers, with three racing fatalities from more than 4,800 starters during the just-completed 76-day meet. Only four years removed from a nightmarish season in which 30 horses died during racing or training, […]

Zenden's fatal injury moments after winning in Dubai last weekend came shortly after The Jockey Club announced Thoroughbred fatalities were at the lowest point since record-keeping began.  (Image: DRC)

Data Shows Equine Injuries Drop to Lowest Recorded Marks

Less than a week after the grotesque image of Zenden breaking down after winning the Golden Shaheen in Dubai went on worldwide display, The Jockey Club announced that the rate of fatal injuries to Thoroughbreds reached the lowest number since the Equine Injury Database was created in 2009. The EID […]