09-02-2012, 05:18 PM
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I did complete the survey - thought it rather silly as facts and figures are readily available.
It seems, as said, very biased against NH racing - which I am not.
The Grand National is an exceptional race - working out the percentages makes it seem as if all horses fell when a lot would have been pulled up. A lot of those pulled up would have been because the ground conditions did not suit that horse.
What would be a far more interesting dissertation would be if you were to look into how much money the race industry actually puts into equine research.
You might want to read an article in Horse and Hound this or last week that horses that had raced as two year olds were less likely to have tendon injuries than horses started later in their lives.