Equine Injury Database

Equine Injury Database
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The Equine Injury DatabaseTM is the Thoroughbred industry’s first national database of racing injuries. Launched by The Jockey Club in July 2008, the Equine Injury Database seeks to:
  • identify the frequency, types and outcome of racing injuries using a standardized format that will generate valid statistics
  • identify markers for horses at increased risk of injury
  • serve as a data source for research directed at improving safety and preventing injuries
Information contained in the Equine Injury Database that is not provided on this website is not available to the public. By agreement with the tracks, injury information is provided by the participating racetracks on a confidential basis. Racetracks, racing organizations and training centers interested in signing up for the Equine Injury Database should contact Kristin Werner at kwerner@jockeyclub.com or 859.224.2720.

Media and other inquiries should be sent to Shannon Luce, director of communications, The Jockey Club, at sluce@jockeyclub.com or 859.224.2716.

The following table presents the comparable fatality rates based on the updated analysis of data collected in the Equine Injury Database.

Rate of Racing-Related Fatality per Thousand Starts (Thoroughbred Only)
Calendar Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Rate 2.00 1.88 1.88 1.92 1.90 1.89 1.62 1.54 1.61 1.68 1.53 1.41 1.39 1.25 1.32

The Jockey Club makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or timeliness of data contained in this report or as to any matter whatsoever. The Jockey Club expressly disclaims and shall have no responsibility or liability for any losses or damages resulting from errors or omissions in this report.

Click here for a table showing the injury rates by age by surface type from 2009 to 2023.

Click here for an analysis of surface and track condition using data from 2021 to 2022.

The following are links to press releases concerning the Equine Injury Database.