OwnerView, the website developed by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to assist prospective, new, and current Thoroughbred owners, has added sections devoted to veterinary care and racetracks.
According to a release from The Jockey Club, the veterinary section helps owners understand the role of the veterinarian in managing their Thoroughbreds, and the racetrack section provides a variety of details about most Thoroughbred tracks in North America.
"The new sections on OwnerView.com contain valuable, factual information pertaining to the care of Thoroughbreds and the venues at which to race them," said Gary Falter, vice president of operations for The Jockey Club and project manager for OwnerView.
The veterinary section, developed in partnership with the American Association of Equine Practitioners, allows users to research equine health topics, learn about racetrack injuries, become better educated about equine welfare and health considerations, review a list of equine hospitals, search for a veterinarian, and review questions and answers in the "Ask a Vet" section.
"The AAEP's mission is to improve the health and welfare of the horse, and we can do that by providing information to Thoroughbred owners," said Dr. Scott Hay, chairman of the AAEP Racing Committee.
The racetrack section of OwnerView was developed with input from Thoroughbred owners and several tracks, including Keeneland, the New York Racing Association, Woodbine, Del Mar, and Arlington Park. This new section lists most Thoroughbred tracks in the United States and Canada, grouped by their daily average purse distribution, and provides information such as address, racing dates, owner hospitality contact, and links to each track's website.
"By presenting information such as daily average purse distribution, we can help the owner determine venues in which their horses will be competitive," Falter said. "It will also help owners find contact information for all the tracks in one convenient location."
OwnerView includes information about trainers, racing syndicates, licensing, aftercare, and state incentive programs.