Dr. Will Farmer, recently announced as the new equine medical director at Churchill Downs, Inc., is formulating a plan to reduce fatal injuries across the company's three racetracks. According to the Courier-Journal, the 39-year-old former racing regulator will use his increased resources to implement additional pre-race screening and training oversight.
“I'm going to make people mad,” Farmer told the Courier-Journal. “But if you don't make people mad, you're not looking out for the horse.”
Looking out for the horse is the primary reason Farmer joined the regulatory veterinarian ranks. He didn't grow up in horse racing, but he fell in love with the idea that he could be the “independent voice for the horse.”
Read more at the Courier-Journal.
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