Death Watch Reports

Since the inception of Race Horse Death Watch in March 2007, Animal Aid has periodically produced special reports and infographics detailing the scale of on-course deaths, the most lethal race courses, the nature of injuries suffered, and the relative dangers posed by National Hunt, Flat and All Weather racing.

2023: view infographic (pdf)

2022: view report

2021: view infographic (pdf)

2020: view report

2019: view report

2018: view report

2017: view report

2014: download report (pdf)

Cheltenham Racecourse analysis (2007-2013): download report (pdf)

2012: download report (pdf)

March 2010 - April 2011: view report

Three year analysis: March 2007 - March 2010: view report

The second year: March 2008 - March 2009: download report (pdf)

The first year: March 2007 - March 2008: download report (pdf)

For horses killed racing in Ireland see: Race Horse Death Watch Ireland

When quoting figures from this website in articles, books, social media, etc. Please credit:
Animal Aid's Race Horse Deathwatch website (

*since the start of Race Horse Death Watch, 13th March 2007

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