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Tue March 6, 2012
Jockey Club Website to Show Horse Injuries
NEW YORK - A new website created by The Jockey Club allows racetracks to publish their statistics on injuries or fatalities to horses.
The website, announced Monday, will include statistics from 15 North American tracks, including New York's three major tracks and two of California's three biggest tracks, along with Keeneland in Kentucky.
The information has been compiled for the last three years on the Equine Injury Database, the thoroughbred industry's first national database of racing injuries. Jockey Club President James Gagliano says the website is designed to encourage other tracks make public their data in a standard fashion.
The participating tracks are: Aqueduct, Belmont Park, Del Mar, Golden Gate Fields, Gulfstream Park, Keeneland, Laurel Park, Lone Star Park, Pimlico, Portland Meadows, Remington Park in Oklahoma, Santa Anita, Saratoga, Turfway Park and Woodbine in Canada.