June 22 Welfare and Safety Summit to be Livestreamed

POSTED ON  |  20-06-2022

Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit
The 10th Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit to be held June 22 at the Keeneland sales pavilion will be available via livestream through links at grayson-jockeyclub.org and on jockeyclub.com. The event is co-hosted by the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and The Jockey Club.

The event, free and open to the public, will run from 8:20 a.m. ET to approximately 5 p.m. Agenda topics include an update on the Equine Injury Database, presentations about preparing the 2-year-old Thoroughbred for racing, jockey weights, wearable technologies for horses, and the use of positron emission tomography scans.

Previous editions of the summit, including the 2020 summit held virtually due to COVID-19, can be viewed on Grayson's YouTube page. Among the major accomplishments that have evolved from the previous nine summits are the Equine Injury Database; the Jockey Injury Database; the Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory; a uniform trainer test and study guide; the racing surfaces white paper and publication of educational bulletins for track maintenance; the publication of stallion durability statistics; the Hoof: Inside and Out DVD, available in English and Spanish; protocols for horses working off of the veterinarian's list; recommended regulations that void the claim of horses suffering injuries during a race; and, inclement weather protocols.

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