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Thread #141457   Message #3263077
Posted By: Jack the Sailor
24-Nov-11 - 11:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: Boxing; cruel, primitive & nauseating
Subject: RE: BS: Boxing; cruel, primitive & nauseating
"Horse and auto racing? "

I heard that stat on NPR (National Public Radio) a couple of years ago. It was an insurance industry report I remember because it seemed so unlikely. But they explained that when a horse falls, which is very common that it falls on the jockey. The math is compelling. 1200 pound horse, 120 pound man who starves himself to minimize his riding weight. Also there just aren't that many men making a living as Jockeys.

Pro auto racers are even more rare. An Indy driver died this year.