2018 Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit

EVENT DATE  |  27-06-2018

Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
8:15 AM Welcome and Introduction 
  • Donna Brothers, Summit MC 

8:20 AM Grayson Research Updates 
  • Dr. Stephen Reed - Research Advisory Group Chairman, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation 

8:30 AM Overview of Disaster Preparedness for Horse Facilities 
  • Dr. Roberta Dwyer - Extension Veterinarian, University of Kentucky 

9:05 AM Impacts of Weather - Equine Health and Business Decisions 
  • Moderator: Michael Hopkins - Executive Director, Maryland Racing Commission
  • Panelists: 
  • Eddie Arroyo - Chief State Steward, Illinois Racing Board
  • Dr. Lynn Hovda - Chief Commission Veterinarian, Minnesota Racing Commission
  • Jeff Johnston - Regional Representative, Jockeys' Guild
  • Sal Sinatra - President and General Manager, Maryland Jockey Club 

10:15 AM BREAK 

10:30 AM Safety Initiatives and the Jockey 
  • Dr. Peta Hitchens - Research Fellow in the Equine Orthopaedic Research Group, University of Melbourne
  • Dr. Carl Mattacola - Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs, University of Kentucky
  • Dr. Kelly Ryan - Primary Care Sports Medicine, MedStar 

11:35 AM Equine Injury Database Update and Call for More Data 
  • Dr. Tim Parkin - University of Glasgow, Senior Lecturer Equine Clinical Sciences 

12:15 PM LUNCH 

1:15 PM Integrity and Security - Protecting the Horse and the Integrity of the Race 
  • Rick Baedeker - Executive Director, California Horse Racing Board
  • Dora Delgado - Senior Vice President, Breeders' Cup
  • Marc Guilfoil - Executive Director, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission 
  • Steve Koch - Executive Director, NTRA S&I Alliance
  • Cory Martinez - Stable Surveillance & 3rd Party Lasix Coordinator, Santa Anita 

2:20 PM Thoroughbreds Excelling as Sport Horses 
  • Moderator: Kristin Werner Leshney - Senior Counsel, The Jockey Club
  • Panelists:
  • Alexandra Knowles - Owner, Alexandra Knowles Eventing
  • Katie Ruppel - Owner, Yellow Rose Eventing
  • Jen Roytz - Executive Director, Retired Racehorse Project 

3:20 PM BREAK 

3:30 PM Racing Surfaces and the Next Generation in Racing 
  • Dr. Mick Peterson - Executive Director, Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory, Director of Ag Equine Programs, University of Kentucky 

4:00 PM Role of the Trainer in Racehorse Safety 
  • Moderator: Edward Bowen - President, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation
  • Panelists: 
  • Tim Glyshaw - Multiple Graded Stakes Winning Trainer 
  • Graham Motion - Multiple Graded Stakes Winning Trainer 

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