A sustainable structure for jockey injury data management for the North American horse racing industry

Peta L. Hitchens, Kelly Ryan, Stephen I. Koch, Mary C. Scollay, Michael L. Peterson

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Abstract

Jockey injuries in North American racing are not well understood. The types and severity of injuries as well as exposure need to be better characterized in order to reduce risk. We consider existing data sources and the opportunity to combine this data with a new data collection effort to better understand and potentially reduce risk to riders. Using a two-phase approach, data appears to be available which would allow useful information on jockey injuries that could inform efforts for risk reduction quickly and with modest resources. Initial successes can help to develop support for a more comprehensive data collection and risk reduction program.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1418-1422
Number of pages5
JournalInjury
Volume50
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This workshop was made possible by funding from the Ag Equine Programs of the University of Kentucky. Peta L Hitchens is a part of the Equine Limb Injury Prevention Research Program and currently funded by Racing Victoria Ltd. (RVL), the Victorian Racing Industry Fund (VRIF) of the Victorian State Government, and the University of Melbourne. Kelly Ryan, Stephen Koch and Mary Scollay are employed by racing industry organisations to carry out work related to racehorse and jockey injury prevention. In addition to our funders, we would like to thank Associate Professor Andrew Lincoln and Gabrielle Garruppo (MedStar Sports Medicine Research Center) who assisted with design of the incident report form (supplementary file); and, Professor Carl Mattacola (Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs, University of Kentucky) who was a panel member at the 2018 Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit and was involved in the development of the Jockey Injury Database.

Funding Information:
This workshop was made possible by funding from the Ag Equine Programs of the University of Kentucky . Peta L Hitchens is a part of the Equine Limb Injury Prevention Research Program and currently funded by Racing Victoria Ltd. (RVL) , the Victorian Racing Industry Fund (VRIF) of the Victorian State Government , and the University of Melbourne . Kelly Ryan, Stephen Koch and Mary Scollay are employed by racing industry organisations to carry out work related to racehorse and jockey injury prevention.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 Elsevier Ltd

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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