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The Jockey Club Issues Statement Calling for Change

By Pharlap | 03-Apr-2019

Your views with respect to Indian racing standards

The string of deaths at Santa Anita isn’t the first spike in fatalities at a U.S. racetrack–these tragic events have happened before at other tracks and they will continue to occur without significant reform to the horse racing industry. The issue isn’t about a single track; horse fatalities are a nationwide problem that needs to be addressed on an industrywide basis.

There has been tremendous focus on the track surface, but the core of the problem lies in a " fundamentally flawed system!! " that falls far short of international horse racing standards–standards that better protect horses and result in far fewer injuries and deaths.

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Pharlap said ...

On : 07-04-2019 10:56 pm

I thought no reply because missing hyper link and not many opened it- 

Highlight of the statement is where they acknowledge below practise for example which they want to avoid..

Chief among the principles that make up the standards of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) are those guiding the development of an effective anti-doping program and the regulation of the use of performance- enhancing drugs and drugs that can "mask injuries", both of which can result in injuries and deaths.


On : 07-04-2019 05:59 pm

Till now no response form any person because we have heard of any STANDARDS as you have stated.

Raiding the horse almost 50 Km/hour (In the straight it can be 60 Km/hour) that too in an a traffic jam any thing can happen and there are many reasons for this.

You cannot pridict any thing because it is accidental and no jockey want to fall willingly.