Dicing and slicing the Times data reveals East Coast is safer

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  1. One issue is that many of those NM and western tracks do a lot of 2 year old QH racing, which I cut my teeth on and love. Watching those horses fly down a straight track can really get your blood pumping and my experience is that they’re great horses to be around. But one of the reasons we moved to running TBs is that you didn’t have to race babies at 2 (or even 18 months in some cases), you don’t have the full-out crazed break from the starting gates, etc. Since they’re only going 250-440 yards, they aren’t always as fit as a TB would need to be. It’s just a different game—almost apples and oranges. And, I’m sure, this contributes siginficantly to skewing the results at many of those tracks.

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