Making Racing Safer for Horses, Starting With the Surface

This Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, hundreds of horses will take to the track for the Breeders’ Cup.  One hundred and eighty horses have been pre-entered in 15 races, and if Dr. Mick Peterson has anything to say about it, they’ll all come home safely.

Concerns about the safety of Thoroughbred racing have never been higher, and while horses contesting the Breeders’ Cup are among the most accomplished and expensive racehorses in the world, that doesn’t mean that they are immune from injury. In fact, the Breeders’ Cup has unfortunately been the site of more than one high-profile breakdown.

Peterson doesn’t think it has to be that way.

Read more at Forbes.com

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