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Jumps Assoc Says Racing Vic Injury Figures Incorrect

Wednesday, 2nd December 2009

Australian Jumping Racing Association president Rodney Rae asserted Racing Victoria’s jumps racing data “did not accurately portray the measures taken to improve horse safety,” reported The Herald-Sun. Rae said the fatality rate in jumps racing had been 2.34% between March 1 & May 7, but had dropped to 0.87% from May 24 to the end of the season on October 10. He said the figures represented "clear, undeniable proof" that RV changes had led to fewer deaths & claimed: “There is no question that the measures introduced by RV after the Warrnambool carnival have been very successful. The situation has been turned around. In fact, it is a very positive picture in the 2nd-half of the season, where there was nearly 3 times as many races & nearly 300 more starters.”

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