Presentations on racetrack surfaces, jockey safety, horsemanship courses, and the Equine Injury Database will be spotlighted when the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and The Jockey Club hold the sixth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit on July 8.

The summit, organized and underwritten by those two organizations and hosted once again by Keeneland Association, brings together a wide range of professionals and stakeholders in the industry to discuss relevant equine safety issues.

It will once again be open to the public and streamed live on and from the Keeneland sales pavilion. Those interested in attending the summit can register for free at

Among the other topics to be featured at the summit are bone remodeling in the Thoroughbred and post-mortem programs.

This year’s edition of the summit will feature talks from industry leaders including:

  • Tim Parkin, BSc, BVSc, PhD, DECVPH, MRCVS, senior lecturer and associate academic at the University of Glasgow;
  • Mick Peterson, PhD, executive director of the Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory and professor at the University of Maine;
  • Carl Mattacola, PhD, ACT, associate professor and division director of athletic training at the University of Kentucky;
  • Edward L. Bowen, president of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation;
  • Scott Palmer, VMD, Dip