TOC to Host Medication/Security Forum July 28

(from TOC release)

The Thoroughbred Owners of California hosts the  2007 California Racing Medication and Security Summit on July 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Surfside Race Place at Del Mar.

Owners, trainers, breeders and the public are invited to attend this free forum. This annual event presents panels covering key medication, testing and security issues in an effort to educate and inform participants.

A panel on “Veterinary Medical Records” will discuss the possibility of transferring medical records when a horse changes hands, as well as what the California Horse Racing Board is planning concerning the standardization and availability of vet reports. The discussion panel on “California Medication Rules” will cover topics such as the current CHRB disciplinary process and penalty guidelines, stable security, anabolic steroids and drug testing. A third panel on the “Future of Racing” will explore creative thinking and solutions to improve the breed and training techniques.

Prospective speakers include representatives from the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium, the California Thoroughbred Trainers, U.C. Davis, the Jockey Club, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the Association of Racing Commissioners International. Invitees also include veterinarians, bloodstock agents and racing association representatives. Horse owners are encouraged to bring their vet bills to a special panel of veterinarians and trainers to get their questions answered.

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