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For the Record

May 17, 2008

Thoroughbred fatalities: An article in Friday's Sports section about synthetic racing surfaces cited incorrect statistics comparing racehorse deaths on synthetic and dirt tracks. A survey by Florida racetrack veterinarian Mary Scollay found 1.47 fatalities per 1,000 starts on synthetic surfaces, not 1.95, and 2.03 fatalities on dirt, not 1.96.

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