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2014 Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit
Keeneland Sales Pavilion
Tuesday, July 8 – Wednesday, July 9


Click here to view video replays and presentations.

Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit V Booklet

Agenda

Tuesday, July 8:

 

 

9:00 – 9:15 AM

Introduction and Objectives

 

Edward L. Bowen

 

President

 

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation

 

 

9:15 – Noon

Using Data to Keep Horses Safe

 

 

Moderator:

Mike Ziegler

 

Executive Director of the Safety and Integrity Alliance

 

National Thoroughbred Racing Association

 

 

Presenters:

 

 

Dr. Lisa Hanelt

 

Examining Veterinarian

 

Finger Lakes

 

 

 

Stephen Koch

 

Vice-President of Thoroughbred Racing

 

Woodbine Entertainment

 

 

 

Dr. Mary Scollay

 

Equine Medical Director

 

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

 

 

 

Dr. Jennifer Durenberger

 

Director of Racing

 

Massachusetts Gaming Commission

 

 

Noon – 1:15

Lunch – Limestone Cafe

 

 

1:15 – 2:30

Today’s Thoroughbred — What Animal Are We Dealing With?

 

 

Moderator:

Edward L. Bowen

 

President

 

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation

 

 

Panelists:

 

 

Dr. Rick Arthur

 

Equine Medical Director

 

California Horse Racing Board

 

 

 

Dr. Larry Bramlage

 

Surgeon and Partner

 

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

 

 

 

Todd Pletcher

 

Trainer

 

 

 

Dr. Rick Sams

 

Director

 

LGC Sport Science

 

 

 

Dr. Mary Scollay

 

Equine Medical Director

 

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

 

 

2:30 – 2:45

National Uniform Medication Program Update

 

 

 

Dr. Dionne Benson

 

Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

 

Racing Medication and Testing Consortium

 

 

2:45 – 3:00

Break

 

 

3:00 – 3:15

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Update

 

 

 

Edward L. Bowen

 

President

 

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation

 

 

3:15 – 4:30

Training and Bone Development in Racehorses

 

 

 

Dr. Larry Bramlage

 

Surgeon and Partner

 

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

 

 

Wednesday, July 9:

 

 

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Making Safety a Priority in Your Racing Company

 

 

Moderator:

Dr. Scott Palmer

 

Equine Medical Director

 

New York State Gaming Commission

 

 

Panelists:

 

 

Clifford Barry

 

General Manager

 

Pin Oak Stud

 

 

 

Bill Casner

 

Owner

 

 

 

Gary Contessa

 

Trainer

 

 

 

Dr. Foster Northrop

 

Veterinarian

 

 

 

Rick Violette Jr.

 

Trainer

 

 

10:00 – 10:15 AM

Break

 

 

10:15 – 11:45 AM

Intra-Articular Joint Therapies

 

 

 

Dr. Heather Knych

 

Assistant Professor of Clinical Molecular Biosciences

 

UC Davis

 

 

 

Dr. James N. MacLeod

 

Professor

 

Department of Veterinary Sciences

 

University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center

 

 

 

Dr. C. Wayne McIlwraith

 

Professor of Surgery and Director

 

Gail Holmes Equine Orthopedic Research Center

 

Department of Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

 

Colorado State University

 

 

11:45 – 12:15

Jockey Injury Database

 

Dr. Carl Mattacola

 

Division Director and Professor of Athletic Training

 

University of Kentucky

 

 

12:15 – 1:15

Lunch

 

 

1:15 – 2:15

Racetrack Surfaces and Technology Integrations

 

Dr. Mick Peterson

 

Executive Director

 

Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory

 

Libra Foundation Professor

 

College of Engineering at the University of Maine

 

 

 

Glen Kozak

 

Vice President of Facilities and Racing Surfaces

 

New York Racing Association

 

 

2:15 – 2:45

Advanced Horsemanship

 

Dixie Hayes

 

Academic Coordinator and Instructor

 

North American Racing Academy

 

 

 

Cathy O'Meara

 

Coordinator

 

The Jockey Club Industry Initiatives

 

Racing Officials Accreditation Program




History
The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, coordinated and underwritten by Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and The Jockey Club and hosted by Keeneland Association, was held for the first time in October 2006. The two-day workshop, which brought together a wide cross-section of the breeding, racing and veterinary community, was designed to improve safety and soundness for the Thoroughbred racehorse.

The subsequent summits, with the same sponsors, have been held every two years at Keeneland.

During the original summit, committees were formed and began working on various aspects of Thoroughbred welfare and safety. These committees include On-Track Injury Reporting, Education and Licensing, Shoeing and Hoof Care, Racing Surfaces, Durability, Race Conditions and Racing Office, and Health and Medical Records.

The fourth edition of the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit was held at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., on Tuesday, October 16, and Wednesday, October 17, 2012. The agenda is available by clicking here. Click here for video replays and many of the presentations.

This website provides updates on the ongoing work of these committees and explores the many facets of Thoroughbred safety and welfare.

The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit is one of the safety initiatives spearheaded by The Jockey Club. Please click here for details regarding the Thoroughbred Safety Committee, Equine Injury Database, and Jockey Health Information System.

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WSS IV Resources

Racing Surfaces White Paper

Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit III Resources Page

Horseshoer Survey

The Hoof: Inside and Out



 

Educational Materials
  To order the Uniform National Trainers Test Study Guide and pay by credit card via PayPal, please use the link below
If you prefer to mail a check or money order, please click on the form below.
Uniform National Trainer's Test Study Guide Information and Order Form

The Hoof: Inside and Out DVD can be downloaded by selecting the link below
The Hoof: Inside and Out
Uniform National Trainer's Test Study Guide



Summit Recommendations and Objectives
  October 2012
2012 Resources Page

June 2010
2010 Resources Page

Suggested Objectives from the 2010 Summit Work Groups

March 2008
Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit Recommendations

November 2006
Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit Strategic Plan




 



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