When you look at details of the deaths on Race Horse death watch you realise that the animals are enduring fatal falls way too often.
And the UK is not alone is using and abusing horses in this way.
Lovers of horse racing will disagree and try to spin the situation differently but no person can deny that horses give all they have and often die in the process. For the owners and jockeys there will always be another horse to replace the dead animal.
Those involved in horse racing may be and large treat the animals well but in the end they are a piece of equipment that allows a win and a way to make money.
No matter how horse racing is spun animals die before their time and some are abused along the way.
Check out Race Horse Death Watch online for the latest figures. As of March 12 it stands at 1244 deaths in 2922 days, that is from its creation on March 13, 2007, but by the time you look it will probably be higher.