Fall and injury incidence rates of jockeys while racing in Ireland, France and Britain

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Title: Fall and injury incidence rates of jockeys while racing in Ireland, France and Britain
Authors: Forero Rueda, Manuel A.
Halley, Walter L.
Gilchrist, M. D.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4604
Date: May-2010
Abstract: This article presents and analyses injury incidence rates for amateur and professional racing jockeys in Ireland, France and Britain by means of a retrospective study and review of published data. Amateur jump racing was seen to have the highest fall risk in these three countries (between 115 and 140 falls/1000 rides). Jump racing also had the highest rates of injury/ride amongst both amateur and professional jockeys. Flat racing, however, had the highest rates of injuries/fall (34–44%). Of all the injuries in both jump and flat racing populations of amateur and professional jockeys, 15% were concussive head injuries, and more than half of these involved loss of consciousness. Professional jump jockeys in Ireland fell less frequently than those in France or Britain. Their injury/fall rate and injury/ride rate were highest in Britain. Professional flat racing jockeys in France had the lowest rates of injuries/fall and injuries/ride, while those in Ireland had the highest.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright (published version): 2010 Elsevier
Keywords: Jockey;Horse racing;Equestrian;Head injury;Concussion
DOI: 10.1016/j.injury.2009.05.009
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection

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