concussion protocols

Maryland, Delaware Officials Partnering With HeadCheck Health To Track Jockey Injuries

MedStar Health, in conjunction with Delaware Jockeys Health and Welfare Fund (DJHWF), and  Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (MTHA), have announced a new partnership with software company HeadCheck Health to launch an industry-specific electronic injury tracking system with a focus on optimizing concussion safety and medical care at racetracks. Horse racing is one of the most dangerous sports […]

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CHRB Proposes New Regulations Regarding Jockey Concussion Protocols

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, January 24, at Santa Anita Park. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach presided. Commissioners Dennis Alfieri, Fred Maas, Debra Reed-Klages, and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website ( under the Webcast link. In brief: […]

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New York Horsemen Donate $15,000 Toward Concussion Study

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has donated $15,000 to fund a New York Institute of Technology study on concussion and helmet safety. “The Computational Assessment of Helmets and Concussion,” led by Dr. Milan Toma, will collect data on jockey head protection through simulation testing of various helmet designs. This data will be shared with […]

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Keeneland To Initiate Concussion Protocols For Jockeys Beginning With Fall Meet

Keeneland will require jockeys competing in the 2017 Fall Meet, which begins Friday, to complete a baseline concussion assessment prior to being allowed to ride. Keeneland is among the first race tracks in the U.S. to establish concussion management and return to participation protocol. Indiana Grand has had concussion protocols in place for three years, […]

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Jockeys’ Guild Assembly: Diagnosis, Management Of Head Injury Still Challenging

The Jockeys’ Guild held its 2016 Annual Assembly in Las Vegas Dec. 12-13 with a program focusing on a variety of health, safety, and welfare topics for riders. The following is a list of a few takeaways from the series of informational sessions: Unsurprisingly, head injuries are a major source of concern among jockeys, and […]

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British Horseracing Authority Enhances Concussion Management Protocols

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced a series of enhancements to its concussion management protocols, in order to ensure that riders are better protected and prevented from riding while under the influence of a concussive injury. The enhancements, which come into effect from 1 August 2016, are being implemented across the full concussion […]

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Jockeys’ Guild, University Of Kentucky Announce Concussion Management Protocol Pilot Study

The University of Kentucky and the Jockeys’ Guild today announced a three-year pilot study, supported by a broad cross-section of Thoroughbred organizations, that is designed to evolve into the first comprehensive concussion management protocol for jockeys. Carl Mattacola, the director of the Graduate Athletic Training Program and a professor in the College of Health Sciences […]

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