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Leading horse racing organizations partner with UK to support research efforts to improve surface safety

By Holly Wiemers  University of Kentucky While 2020 has largely seen tracks closed for in-person fans, horse racing has continued. So have the sustained efforts of a group of tracks and industry organizations that formed a partnership early in the year to collectively support the surface safety research efforts at the University of Kentucky.  Churchill Downs, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Keeneland,...

Churchill Downs, Keeneland among leading horse racing organizations to launch safety coalition

KyForward staff The nation’s leading Thoroughbred racing organizations on Tuesday announced the creation of an industry-led effort to unify and enhance existing protections and work together to develop new reforms to ensure the safety of the sport’s equine and human athletes. Partnering together under the name Thoroughbred Safety Coalition, the group seeks to create and implement a series of significant...