The 8th annual Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will take place on June 27, at Keeneland, in Lexington, Kentucky. Presenters will update the industry on findings in areas such as equine injury statistics and jockey safety, as well as touch on other points of interest including the integrity of racing and the role of trainers in ensuring equine safety.
Other topics to be addressed are the impact of weather on race delays, disaster planning, the Thoroughbred’s versatility as a sport horse, and racing surfaces.
The summit, which brings together a cross-section of the breeding, racing and veterinary communities, again will be underwritten and coordinated by The Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and hosted by the Keeneland Association.
The summit will be held in the Keeneland sales pavilion from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending the summit are encouraged to register at online. As in previous years, the summit will be live-streamed online.
“The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit has proved to be an effective think-tank for the racing industry’s most critical safety issues,” said Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation President Edward L. Bowen. “Between the updates on previous topics and discussions on more recent areas of interest in the racing industry, I am confident that this year’s meeting will continue that trend and effect positive change to support the sport’s athletes.”