Sunday, January 24, 2010

Injury List

In this age of information why can't track operators list on their websites the previous days injuries incurred to the Jockey and horses? All other major sports do it and because of the betting angle the NFL publishes a list that is widely available via print or online listing all players, type of injury and status for the next game.

Yesterday in the 1st race at Aqueduct, 4 year old Honest Wildcat took a nasty spill with Jockey Richard Migliore aboard. I was watching on my OTB feed at home. It looked pretty gruesome both for the horse and the Mig.

Fortunately, both the NY Post and The NY Daily News had a story on the injury in Sunday's editions. The horse was put down and Migliore has a concussion. I was also able to find out information via Twitter feeds from Brooklyn Backstretch

However if you check out the NYRA website, as of Sunday night anyway, it is like the race never happened. If it was on their somewhere, my apologies, but it must have been buried as I could not find it anywhere on the site. Maybe they will put something up later, but I am the only one who thinks track websites should promptly mention injuries and fatalities and injuries incurred to a Horse or Jockey running on their tracks?

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