welfare and safety of the racehorse summit

View From The Eighth Pole: Practice What You Preach On Equine Safety

The first Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit was held at Keeneland racetrack in October 2006 and brought together a respected group of owners, breeders, trainers, jockeys veterinarians, racetrack officials and regulators. The summit was arranged months after Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro sustained a severe injury in the Preakness that eventually took his life. […]

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‘Entire Racing Industry Needs To Get On Board’; Jockey Club Statement On Thoroughbred Safety Coalition

The Jockey Club applauds the creation of the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition. The new group seeks to become a transparent source of safety information and best practices and will set up new safety standards for the participating tracks, which comprise the majority of major tracks in the United States. “The Jockey Club supports the aims of […]

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Gorajec: Voided Claim Rule Should Become Standard Practice In Every State

Nine states have adopted rules voiding the claims of horses that either suffered fatal injuries or were placed on the vet’s list immediately after their claiming races, writes former Indiana Horse Racing Commission executive director Joe Gorajec in his latest InsideRacingRegs blog entitled “The Voided Claim Rule: Some Regulators Deserve Your Thanks.” “The voided claim […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton July: First Crops From American Pharoah, Honor Code?

The yearling sale season kicks off at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Ky., on Tuesday with the July Sale, a day after the venerable auction company holds its annual Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The Paulick Report is pleased to offer its special print publication distributed on the sale grounds and online. This edition of the PR Special […]

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Fourteen Takeaways From The 2018 Jockey Club Welfare And Safety Summit

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation hosted its eighth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit June 27 at Keeneland, with speakers touching off on disaster preparedness, jockey safety, equine injury, and Thoroughbred aftercare. Here are a few things I didn’t know before attending this year’s event: Detail matters in disaster planning. Obviously, the San Luis […]

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Disaster Planning, Racing Surfaces Among Topics At Annual Welfare, Safety Summit

The eighth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, to be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., will update the industry on findings in areas such as equine injury statistics and jockey safety as well as touch on other points of interest including the integrity of racing and the role of […]

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Think Before You Rake: Racetrack Horsekeeping May Not Help Respiratory Health

There’s a lot going on in a racing stable to get a person sneezing — shaking out straw bedding, raking loose dirt aisles, sweeping dusty feed rooms. Research and commentary presented at the recent Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit suggested many traditional components of horsekeeping at the track could be wreaking havoc on […]

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Voss: Eight Takeaways From The 2016 Welfare And Safety Of The Racehorse Summit

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation held its seventh annual Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit on Tuesday with a packed agenda that addressed everything from the latest trends in the Equine Injury Database to jockey head injuries to whip use. While I’ll be bringing you expanded summaries of the summit’s most fascinating sessions in […]

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‘Widespread Industry Collaboration’ Enhances Seventh Welfare And Safety Summit

The seventh Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit concluded late Tuesday afternoon at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Ky., following 12 reports on topics ranging from racing surfaces, equine injuries and rider safety to nutrition, biosecurity, and respiratory health for horses. There were also reports on biomarker research, compounded medications, nutraceuticals, lameness, the […]

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Farriers Say Racetrack Licensing Process Leaves Much To Be Debated

Every racing jurisdiction includes in its rules of racing the specific criteria a horseshoer must meet to obtain a racing commission license as a farrier. Passing a two-part test that consists of a written portion and a practical assessment of the farrier’s skills is necessary in most jurisdictions, although a license may be issued to […]

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