Only 0.007 per cent of starters in Victoria have died from the condition over the past decade. Everyday Auctions Privacy | RACE HORSE DEATH WATCH. * Australian Racing have recorded 184,800 race starters this year. SOURCE: Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses/ Australian Racing Factbook Early Edition/ The National Jockey Trust "Over 90 per cent of Victoria's horses have been retired to the equestrian, pleasure and breeding industries.". * Sudden death, which killed Admire Rakti in 2014's Cup, is extremely rare. Please select the editions you would like to sign up to. Privacy | * 127 racehorses have died on tracks since the previous Melbourne Cup. The impact of horse deaths is also felt by their riders, Australian Jockey Association general manager Des O'Keeffe says. * 40 per cent of jockeys will be out of racing due to injury for five weeks every year. Sign up now for the latest news from Australia and around the world direct to your inbox. 3302.0 - Deaths, Australia, 2018 Quality Declaration . Its purpose is to expose and record every on-course Thoroughbred fatality in … SOURCE: Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses/ Australian Racing Factbook Early Edition/ The National Jockey Trust, Just two new COVID-19 cases in Victoria as lockdown set to ease, Queen appears in public for first time in months but without mask, Fears Sydney coronavirus cluster could spread to NSW South Coast, New coronavirus alerts for Sydney's west and the NSW South Coast, Chilly Sunday as temperatures drop across the southeast, while WA heats up, prompting fire warnings, Hazard burn fire 'under control' after breaking containment. * 40 per cent of jockeys will be out of racing due to injury for five weeks every year. * Two riders have been killed this year on tracks in non-race incidents. 13 jockeys have been killed in the past decade. Download our free app on the App Store or Google Play for the latest headlines and breaking news alerts. More », Chris Waller has fi­nal­ly land­ed his first Caul­field Cup with star stay­ing mare Ver­ry Ellee­gant de­fy­ing En­glish Der­by win­n­er An­thony Van Dy­ck. To improve your experience. Only 0.007 per cent of starters in Victoria have died from the condition over the past decade. * 127 racehorses have died on tracks since the previous Melbourne Cup. * 127 racehorses have died on tracks since the previous Melbourne Cup. The number of racehorses that have died on Australian tracks over the past 12 months has hit 127 and activists say thousands more disappear every year. * There were 133 deaths on track last year. * 800 riders have died since racing began in Australia in 1890. "Between 12,000 to 15,000 racehorses exit the racing industry every year ... most of them will be sent straight to the slaughterhouse.".