Cross-posted from the Louisville Courier-Journal
Written by GREGORY A. HALL | GHALL@COURIER-JOURNAL.COM
The first Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit came months after 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro broke a leg in the Preakness Stakes, raising questions about tracking the number and causes of horse injuries.
By the time Eight Belles broke both front legs after her second-place finish in the 2008 Derby, a second summit had been held and an injury reporting database was getting started.
Thoroughbred racing leaders will gather in Lexington, Ky. on Monday and Tuesday for the third summit, where breakdown statistics will be released from the database, which includes more than 80 tracks that account for more than 80 percent of U.S. and Canadian races. Read more here >>