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UK Researchers Discuss Injuries in Horse Racing on Behind the Blue

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 8, 2017) – The most exciting two minutes in sports brings horses, jockeys, celebrities and more from across the country and around the world to Louisville, Kentucky, every year. While reporters and guests focus on big hats, bow ties, silks and mint juleps, researchers at the University of Kentucky are interested in injuries.

One of the many benefits of a campus like UK is the ability to work across disciplines and specialties on research. So, when a physician at Keeneland Race Course approached Dr. Christian Lattermann at the UK College of Medicine about documenting jockey injuries Lattermann asked Carl Mattacola, researcher in the UK College of Health Sciences, to work on the project with him, in partnership with the Jockeys’ Guild, to establish and grow a registry that can be utilized to look at injuries among professional jockeys.

Since 2006, Lattermann and Mattacola have worked on numerous projects together. They join us this week on Behind the Blue to discuss those projects, including their work with the UK Sports Medicine Research Institute.

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