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Study About Risk Factors for Race-Day Fatality in Flat Racing Thoroughbreds Features on

11 April 2018

The article ‘Risk factors for racehorse fatalities identified in British study’ about a study by Dr Sarah Rosanowski et al. appeared on

The study has identified specific and, in some cases, potentially modifiable risk factors for fatality in flat racing in Great Britain. Previously identified risk factors of going, race distance and age, plus novel risk factors of eye cover and race type are important risk factors for the occurrence of race-day fatality in flat racing Thoroughbreds. The results from this study will help to inform intervention strategies aimed at further reducing the rate of fatality in flat racing horses, enhancing horse and jockey welfare and safety.

Read the full article here.

The paper titled ‘Risk factors for race-day fatality in flat racing Thoroughbreds in Great Britain (2000 to 2013)’ is available here: