On the second and final day of the 2013 International Conference on the Health, Safety and Welfare of Jockeys Sept. 14 at Monmouth Park, representatives discussed a number of issues pertinent to riding careers.
An eminent European doctor contends that jockey weights should be raised by a stone (14 pounds) if racing is to effectively tackle the problems associated with rapid weight loss.
There will be an eight-fold increase in drug testing for jockeys in Britain with breathalyzer alcohol testing introduced for the first time.
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