Table 6

Causes of death in professional horseracing in Great Britain 1975–2000

Case numberType of racingCause of death (as listed on death certificate)
1FlatCerebral laceration, skull fracture
2JumpLeft pneumothorax, lung laceration
3Jump (Amateur)Cerebral oedema/haemorrhage
4JumpTraumatic brain injury
5JumpSubdural haematoma
6FlatIntrathoracic haemorrhage/rib fractures
7JumpRuptured liver/inferior vena cava
8Flat (Amateur)Subdural haematoma
9FlatSubdural haematoma