Drug Test Results, Conflict Of Interest Issues Among Topics At Racing Investigators Conference

by | 02.13.2020 | 1:45pm

Many of the world's top racing investigators will meet in New Mexico Feb. 23-26 for the annual meeting of the Organization of Racing Investigators, presented by 1/ST Safety.

The meetings will take place at The Downs at Albuquerque. Registration for ORI members is available at: https://horseracinginvestigators.com/

Presentations at the conference will include: 

   Keynote presentation case studyKwan Wolsey, Queensland Racing Integrity Commission

   Developing Open Source intelligence – Tyler Durand, Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario

   “Trackman” Safety issues for the equine, related to track conditions – Glen Kozak, NYRA

   What to do if you have an “Active Shooter” at your racetrack – Tim McLaughlin, Parx Racing

   USTA Discussion on Standardbred racing – TC Lane, United States Trotting Association

   Discussion on Conflict of Interest between Horsemen and Officials – Don Ahrens, Sam Houston Race Pack and Juan Estrada, Arizona Department of Gaming

   Shenanigans in the racing office and what an Investigator should look for – Ismael (Izzy) Trejo, New Mexico Racing Commission

   What can't the testing Lab detect it? – Petra Hartman, Industrial Laboratories

   Investigator role in catastrophic Injuries – Jim Blodgett, Texas Racing Commission

   What an Investigator needs to know to enforce TCO2 and Shockwave regulations: Alan Chastain, DVM

   Update on digital tattoos – Teena Appleby, TRPB

   Identifying human signs on drug impairment – Jason Klouser, Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission

   Case Study-Jockey Performance – Leasa Johnson, New Mexico Racing Commission

   Discussion of what makes the case for prosecution/appeal – Mark Swanson, NMAAG

   Demonstration of Equine Drug Dog – Luis Alvarez, Ruidoso Downs Racetrack


The ORI is composed of the professionals responsible for investigations associated with professional horse racing. ORI members are employed by government, police and regulatory entities as well as private security firms and racetracks.

1/ST Safety aims to achieve a world-class level of safety for horses and riders, and to provide a unique and fully engaging entertainment experience for our guests and online wagerers. For more information on 1/ST and 1/ST Safety visit www.1st.com, or @1STRacing, #1STisEARNED.

The annual conference is additionally sponsored by AQHA, Penn Gaming/Zia Park, The Downs at Albuquerque, Sunland Park, International Sound, The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation, Duralock Performance Fencing and the Sunland Park Tack Shop.

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