- I'm sure hoping that NYRA doesn't take a page from Toyota. But I'm sure they want you to know that it's now official that zero horses suffered a fatal injury at the Saratoga meet this past summer. In fact, the safety record at NYRA tracks is pretty encouraging all around.
So far this year, NYRA’s tracks have had 1.21 such injuries per 1,000 starts, which is lower than the national average for both dirt (2.03) and artificial (1.47) tracks.
Saratoga did better than five tracks with artificial surfaces — Arlington, Del Mar, Keeneland, Turfway Park and Woodbine near Toronto, which had a combined 86 catastrophic breakdowns. [Troy Record]