Data collection on injuries to racehorses was a hot topic of last week’s Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit in Lexington, Ky.

During the summit racehorse owner Bill Casner said the industry was still feeling the effects of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, who was badly injured in the Preakness and later succumbed to laminitis. “The more information we have, the more transparency we have and the more accountability we have, the more we can reduce catastrophic injuries … we have to continue to work to reduce catastrophic injuries,” he said.

“Catastrophic injuries have a catastrophic effect on our industry.”

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