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Monday, July 7, 2014

Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit Available via Live Video Stream

The fifth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, scheduled to be held on Tuesday, July 8, and Wednesday, July 9, will be streamed live in its entirety at grayson-jockeyclub.org/WelfareSafety/default.asp. (A link to the live stream will be available at jockeyclub.com.) The summit, underwritten and organized by The Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, is being hosted by the Keeneland Association in the Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Kentucky.

The summit is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday with the last presentation scheduled to start at 3:15 p.m. The program on Wednesday will also begin at 9:00 a.m., and the last presentation is scheduled to start at 2:15 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

The two-day summit will feature participation from industry leaders including trainer Todd Pletcher, surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage, and owner Bill Casner. Topics include racetrack surface technologies, the status of the modern Thoroughbred, and an update on the National Uniform Medication Program.

The complete agenda for the summit is available at grayson-jockeyclub.org/WelfareSafety/default.asp.

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is traditionally the nation’s leading source of private funding for equine medical research that benefits all breeds of horses. Since 1983, the foundation has provided more than $20.9 million to fund 310 projects at 41 universities in North America and overseas. Additional information about the foundation and the summit is available at grayson-jockeyclub.org.

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