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The fifth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will be held on Tuesday, July 8 and Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Lexington, KY.

Once again, the summit will be underwritten and coordinated by The Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and hosted by the Keeneland Association. The two-day workshop brings together a wide cross-section of the breeding, racing and veterinary communities.The summit will be held in the Keeneland sales pavilion and it is open to the public; a live webcast will also be available. A formal agenda and a list of speakers will be announced at a later date.


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
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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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