Horsetalk: World equestrian news and information, May 24, 2013
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Catastrophic injury during racing has been thrust into the public eye with the increased incidence at Santa Anita. Some talking heads cite opinion as fact, claim isolated occurrences are recognized patterns, and disregard, or forget to mention, the likelihood of multifactorial causes. Public misconceptions fuel critics intent on abolishing equine racing. Agenda-driven misinformation hampers the development of effective solutions. What is actually known from science and objective data....