SEEKING SAFER RACING

From PressDemocrat.com
July 29, 2012-Horse racing is under way at Sonoma County Fair as industry focuses on protecting jockeys and mounts.

Long before he gets on a thoroughbred, Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze pulls out his iPad and watches video footage of the horse's most recent races.

He checks the Racing Form to see who he's facing and looks for idiosyncracies among the other horses, such as a tendency to make sudden stops or move to the side. http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20120729/ARTICLES/207291058/1010/SP...