JOCKEY CLUB WEB SITE TRACKS INJURIES

The Jockey Club has created a website to enable racetracks to publish their statistics from the Equine Injury Database.

“The Equine Injury Database recently completed the collection of a third year of data from participating racetracks, representing approximately 93 percent of the racing days in North America and more than 30,000 records,” said James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club. “Keeneland, Woodbine and the California racetracks have made a practice of publishing their injury and/or fatality data.  This new website is designed to encourage other racetracks to follow their lead and make public their data in a standard, summary fashion.” 

The website (jockeyclub.com/initiatives.asp?section=2) will be maintained by The Jockey Club. Summaries of fatality statistics for a particular track will include the month, year, number of race days, number of starts, age and sex of the horse, distance of the race and the surface on which the incident occurred.

More than a dozen racetracks have committed to publishing their respective statistics. They are Aqueduct,  Belmont Park, Del Mar, Golden Gate Fields, Gulfstream Park, Keeneland, Laurel Park, Lone Star Park, Pimlico, Portland Meadows, Remington Park, Santa Anita, Saratoga, Turfway Park and Woodbine.

A complete list of tracks participating in the Equine Injury Database can be found in the “Safety Initiatives” section of The Jockey Club website.