As many businesses evolve to address public safety concerns in the age of COVID-19, Woodford Thoroughbreds has announced extensive safety protocols for the OBS Horses in Training Sale set to take place June 9-12.
Beth Bayer, Director of Sales commented, “The 2-year-old in training sales are a critical piece to the sale cycle of the Thoroughbred Industry in the United States. We have full confidence in the preparation that went into our horses and expect them to perform well. Woodford Thoroughbreds understands in order for the sale to be a success, we must do our part by providing additional hygiene and social distancing precautions for potential buyers as well as employees.”
The Woodford Thoroughbreds team has come up with specific measures to reassure those coming to their consignment area which include the following:
Will have access to hand sanitizer from a touch free dispenser as well as a personal take away bottles. Rather than filling out your own hip card, a Woodford team member will greet you and fill out the card for you, limiting the need to remove gloves and/or come into contact with pens and paper. Woodford will direct visitors to designated waiting areas to ensure social distancing while viewing horses. Additional masks will be on hand to give out while supplies last.
Will have temperatures checked and recorded each morning. Be provided daily with a mask and gloves. Have equipment assigned to them to reduce touch points. Have constant access to hand sanitizer in multiple locations from a touch free dispenser. In addition, for those who do not feel comfortable being on the sale grounds during this time, we will have our website, whywoodford.com set up to view a photo and high-definition walking video of each horse.