Health and Safety in Australian Horse Racing

  • 47 pages

  • Published: 30 Mar 2011

  • Author(s): Foote, C., McIntosh, A. , V\'Landys, P. , Bulloch, K.

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This RIRDC report describes risk factors associated with injuries to jockeys involved in Thoroughbred racing and evaluates currently available safety equipment and standards. 
Firstly, stewards’ reports and insurance claim data were analysed to obtain an accurate indication of the incidence and risk factors associated with horse falls in Thoroughbred racing.  The second part of the project involved the implementation of a national incident database to allow for analysis of current injury priorities to both horse and rider, and to enable ongoing review of the effectiveness of intervention strategies, such as the introduction of new helmets and alternative body protectors.