Eighth Welfare and Safety Summit Highlights Integrity, Injury Rates, and Disaster Preparedness: The Jockey Club 6/28/18

By: Alexa Ravit The eighth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, held Wednesday, June 27, at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Ky., featured insightful discussions on topics ranging from disaster preparedness, jockey injuries, and equine injuries to racing integrity, Thoroughbreds as sport horses, and racing surfaces. The summit, which was organized and underwritten

Best Practices, Best Outcomes Discussed on Day 2 of Regulatory Vet Continuing Education Conference

An emphasis on applying best practices and achieving best outcomes marked Day 2 of the inaugural Regulatory/Official Veterinary Continuing Education conference (#RegVetCE), presented by the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance and the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC), at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. The morning was highlighted by a spirited and far-reaching discussion on “The Order of

Churchill Downs Releases Derby, Oaks Equine Security Protocols; Re-Emphasizes Ongoing Safety & Integrity Measures: Churchill Downs 4/28/17

By: Press Release/Churchill Downs/Darren Rogers LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, April 28, 2017) – Churchill Downs Racetrack today re-emphasized its annual enhanced security measures for horses competing in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) and ongoing safety and integrity measures included in its “Safety from Start to Finish” program.   “Integrity and maximizing the

Churchill Downs Releases Derby, Oaks Equine Security Protocols; Re-Emphasizes Ongoing Safety & Integrity Measures: Churchill Downs 4/29/16

By: Churchill Downs/News Release/Darren Rogers LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, April 29, 2016) – Churchill Downs Racetrack today re-emphasized its annual enhanced security measures for horses competing in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) and ongoing safety and integrity measures included in its “Safety from Start to Finish” program. “Integrity and maximizing the safety

MARYLAND EQUINE FATALITY RATE DROPS 37 PERCENT: The Racing Biz 3/29/16

By: Frank Vespe The incidence of equine fatalities in Maryland fell to its lowest rate since 2011 in 2015, according to data from The Jockey Club released last week. The combined fatality rate at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course dropped to 1.35 deaths per 1,000 starters. That was a 37 percent drop from the

BC Expands Out-of-Competition Testing Program: The Blood-Horse 6/1/15

RMTC By Blood-Horse Staff Breeders' Cup June 1 said it has extended its out-of-competition drug testing program to include the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series, which offers winners automatic berths in the World Championships. Racetracks that serve as hosts for Challenge Series races will have to meet other criteria as well, including provisions of the National