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Stress of racing to youngsters

  The last issue of The Horse (an equine health mag) had an 
article which looked at the lengths of racing careers of 
Thoroughbreds and the amount of time off-track (I think) due to 
injury relative tot he age the horse was started.  the article 
claimed there was no evidence that starting horses young 
increases injury rates as reflected by the length of career.  
Personally I just don't buy it... I can't believe that hard 
runnign a horse who's still growing does not have deletorious 
effects.  It could be the stats/methodology are wrong, or it 
could be that such injuris don't effect the length of 
career/time on track but do have other consequences.  Did any 
one else see this article?  I'd be curious to hear what others 

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