Riding for a Fall

The genetic time bomb at the heart of racing.

Beneath the glossy facade, the very foundations of the ‘sport of kings’ are being threatened, due to the reckless manner in which the industry is exploiting its most precious resource.

A comprehensive analysis of industry data, scientific journals and commentaries by leading racing insiders, demonstrates that the modern thoroughbred is buckling under increasing and relentless pressure. The findings are contained in Riding for a Fall, a major report by Animal Aid.

Published by Animal Aid, March 2003. ISBN: 0-9508990-7-0