Digital passport for thoroughbred racehorses rolls out in UK and Ireland

POSTED ON  |  20-07-2021

Weatherbys Horse Epassport
Owners, trainers and breeders of thoroughbred racehorses in the UK and Ireland will soon be able to receive a digital passport that will allow them to confirm the identity of a horse and store information about its health, welfare, movements and ownership. The equine ePassport will be available as an app for both iPhone and Android devices and come with a smart card that enables users to access it via NFC or by scanning a QR code on the card.

The passport has been developed by UK-based banking and horse racing group Weatherbys and offers “a single, secure platform for all regulatory and legislative requirements relating to  identification, health, welfare, movement and ownership,” the company says.
  • “Having downloaded the ePassport app, users will simply have to register by entering their contact details, and on receipt of a confirmation code can then follow on-screen instructions.
  • “On the ePassport home page are the horse’s details, and from that point users can then interact through the full ePassport functionality. This includes assigning a vet who will also be able to update medical information.”
  • “Elements of the Weatherbys ePassport are already in use in Britain, Ireland and other jurisdictions,” the company adds.
  • “These include vaccination and movement functionality to support the British Racing Authority and Horse Racing Ireland with their ‘return to racing’ protocols last year.
  • “The same technology has also helped trace the movement of breeding stock, working alongside The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association.”

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