Equine Welfare Heads Round Table Agenda

Equine Welfare Heads Round Table Agenda
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Dr. Rick Arthur, equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board, will be one of the speakers at The Jockey Club Round Table.

from The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Safety Committee, which in June issued its initial recommendations calling for the elimination of anabolic steroids in training and racing, a ban on toe grabs, and a series of whip-related reforms, will provide an update on its activities and announce additional recommendations Aug. 17 at The Jockey Club Round Table in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

The program will be devoted almost exclusively to equine health and safety, medication, and Thoroughbred breeding.

The Thoroughbred Safety Committee is a standing committee of The Jockey Club that was formed in May to review every facet of equine health and to formulate recommended actions to be taken by the industry to improve health and safety in Thoroughbred racing. The committee has received widespread industry support and its initial recommendations have been endorsed by numerous organizations.

In addition to Stuart Janney III, chairman of the Thoroughbred Safety Committee, speakers at the Round Table will include Dr. Rick Arthur, equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board; Dr. Larry Bramlage, co-owner of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and a member of the Thoroughbred Safety Committee; Bill Casner, president and co-owner of WinStar Farm; Alan Foreman, chairman and chief executive officer of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Associations Inc.; Jim Gagliano, executive vice president and chief administrative officer for The Jockey Club; David Haydon, president of InCompass Solutions; Jay Hickey, president of the American Horse Council; Matt Iuliano, vice president of registration services for The Jockey Club; and Dr. Mary Scollay, equine medical director for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

The Round Table will be held at the Gideon Putnam Resort. It will run from 10 a.m.-noon EDT. A transcript of the conference will be available on The Jockey Club’s Web site (www.jockeyclub.com) a few days after the event.

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