Racehorse Summit Highlights Integrity, Injury Rates, and Disaster Preparedness

The summit, which was organized and underwritten by Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and The Jockey Club, featured discussions on topics ranging from disaster preparedness, jockey injuries, and equine injuries to racing integrity, Thoroughbreds as sport horses, and racing surfaces.
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Racehorse Summit Highlights
Consistent surfaces and proper moisture content, especially on dirt tracks, are important to keeping racehorses safe. | Photo: iStock

The eighth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, held June 27 at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion, in Lexington, Kentucky, featured discussions on topics ranging from disaster preparedness, jockey injuries, and equine injuries to racing integrity, Thoroughbreds as sport horses, and racing surfaces.

The summit, which was organized and underwritten by Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and The Jockey Club, drew approximately 200 observers as well as an international audience who watched a live video stream.

A video replay of the summit is available at grayson-jockeyclub.org/WelfareSafety/includes/2018Wss_agenda.asp

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