NY Times Examines Injuries To Jockeys, Horses At Race Tracks

By Matt Stiles | | Topics: Sports

The New York Times has posted a sad and troubling story about the horse racing industry:

[A]n investigation by The New York Times has found that industry practices continue to put animal and rider at risk. A computer analysis of data from more than 150,000 races, along with injury reports, drug test results and interviews, shows an industry still mired in a culture of drugs and lax regulation and a fatal breakdown rate that remains far worse than in most of the world.

The story has a chart and map visualizing the rate of incidents at each track, showing how it varies by state:

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