racehorse welfare

Welfare and Safety Summit to be Livestreamed

The 10th Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, scheduled for Wednesday, June 22 in the Keeneland sales pavilion, will be available via livestream through links on the Grayson Jockey Club and The Jockey Club websites. The event is co-hosted by The Jockey Club. The previous summit was held in June 2020 as a virtual webinar series due to COVID-19. The event will start at 8:20 a.m. ET and last until approximately 5 p.m. ET. It is free and open to the public. Topics on the agenda include an update...

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Whip, Data Use at Centre of Welfare Strategy

British racing's Horse Welfare Board-an independently chaired organization comprising the British Horseracing Authority, racing's stakeholders and the Racecourse Association-has released a five-year welfare plan for horses bred for racing. The strategy focuses on the ambition that every horse bred to race should lead a life well lived, and the overarching themes of the plan are traceability, safety and well being, communication and the use of data. The whip is a prominent topic in the strategy, which calls for racing to make changes to the way the whip is used but...

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