ORI Meeting Set for Feb. 23-26


The annual meeting of the Organization of Racing Investigators, presented by 1/ST Safety, is scheduled for Feb. 23-26 at The Downs at Albuquerque. Registration for ORI members is available at https://horseracinginvestigators.com/.

Presentations at the four-day conference include:

Keynote presentation case study: Kwan Wolsey, Queensland Racing Integrity

    • Developing Open Source intelligence – Tyler Durand, Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario
    • “Trackman” Safety issues for the equine, related to track conditions – Glen Kozak, NYRA
    • What to do if you have an “Active Shooter” at your racetrack – Tim McLaughlin, Parx Racing
    • USTA Discussion on Standardbred racing – TC Lane, United States Trotting Association
    • Discussion on Conflict of Interest between Horsemen and Officials – Don Ahrens, Sam Houston Race Pack and Juan Estrada, Arizona Department of Gaming
    • Shenanigans in the racing office and what an Investigator should look for – Ismael (Izzy) Trejo, New Mexico Racing Commission
    • What can't the testing Lab detect it? – Petra Hartman, Industrial Laboratories
    • Investigator role in catastrophic Injuries – Jim Blodgett, Texas Racing Commission
    • What an Investigator needs to know to enforce TCO2 and Shockwave regulations: Alan Chastain, DVM
    • Update on digital tattoos – Teena Appleby, TRPB
    • Identifying human signs on drug impairment – Jason Klouser, Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission
    • Case Study-Jockey Performance – Leasa Johnson, New Mexico Racing Commission
    • Discussion of what makes the case for prosecution/appeal – Mark Swanson, NMAAG
  • Demonstration of Equine Drug Dog – Luis Alvarez, Ruidoso Downs Racetrack

The ORI is composed of the professionals responsible for investigations associated with professional horse racing. ORI members are employed by government, police and regulatory entities as well as private security firms and racetracks.

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