Is the level of risk to horses racing reducing?

21 Jul 14

Yes. Thanks to continued research and enforcement of strict standards, the number of injuries and fatalities has fallen. The equine fatality rate in British Racing has fallen by one-third (from 0.3% to 0.2% of all runners in the last 15 years.  More information and statistics about injuries and fatalities can be found in the Horse Welfare Info section of our Resource Centre.