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Dr. Rick Arthur Equine Medical Director California Horse Racing Board. Total Starts per Starter. 50 % Reduction in 35 Years. 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1999 1995 2000. California v. New York May 2, 2001.

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Dr. Rick Arthur

Equine Medical Director

California Horse Racing Board

total starts per starter
Total Starts per Starter

50 % Reduction in 35 Years

1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1999 1995 2000

california v new york may 2 2001
California v. New YorkMay 2, 2001

0 12 mo. 24 mo.

California

New York

average years raced
Average Years Raced

2.94 Years

Attrition rate is ~3% per month

1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995

wastage
Wastage

Overall loss in all Thoroughbred racing is

~ 3% of its Horses are lost per month

  • 72,729 Starters in 2006

3% X 72,729 @ $57,107* per horse =

$ 124,600,000 / month

*Average price of a horse at auction in 2006

the welfare and safety of the racehorse summit

The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit

Geoffery Russell

Dr. Mary Scollay

Mike Smith

Gary Stevens

Dr. Sue Stover

Mitch Taylor

Tom Ventura

Frank "Scoop" Vessels

Ed Vomacka

Ric Waldman

John Ward

Dr. Scot Waterman

Jesse Wigington

Bayne Welker

Eual Wyatt

Dr. Rick Arthur

Rollin Baugh

Jimmy Bell

Ed Bowen

Paul Bowlinger

Dr. Larry Bramlage

Doug Bredar

Dr. Tom Brokken

Bill Casner

Ron Charles

Andrew Chesser

Bob Curran

Bob Duncan

Dan Fick

Jackie Flint

Georganne Hale

Dell Hancock

Seth Hancock

John Harris

Peggy Hendershot

Dr. Ted Hill

Kristin Hix

Emily Holmes

Dr. Gary Lavin

Dick Mandella

Chris McCarron

Dr. Wayne McIlwraith

Dan Metzger

Nick Nicholson

Dr. Karin Opacich

Dr. Mick Peterson

Dr. Hiram Polk

Thomas R. Robbins

Lexington, Kentucky, October 16-17, 2006

on track injury reporting committee
On-Track Injury Reporting Committee
  • Primary Objective: Development of a National Injury Reporting and Surveillance System

Christine White

Brad Kimbrell

Denny Oelschlager

Karin Opacich

David Haydon

Carl Hamilton

Dan Fick

Lynn Hovda

Dr. Liz Santschi

Dr. Mary Scollay

Remi Bellocq

Dr. Larry Bramlage

Dr. Ted Hill

Dr. Scot Waterman

Kristin Hix

Sally Baker

Dr. Rick Arthur

Lynn Hovda

Bold denotes committee chair

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Horse identification

(optional)

Horse-specific

information

Injury-specific

information

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Racing Injuries

High profile events

Training Injuries

Low profile events

education licensing committee
Education & Licensing Committee
  • Primary Objective:Institute Education and Exam Requirements for Licensees

Paul Bowlinger

Dan Metzger

Kent Stirling

Mitch Taylor

Richard Mandella

Ed Halpren

John Ward

Dr. Reid McLellan

Chris McCarron

John Harris

Cathy McNeely

Meghan Blankenship

Robert Duncan

Stephanie Preston

Dan Fick

Tom Robbins

Erin Owens-Hall

Bold denotes committee chair

hoof care shoeing committee
Hoof Care & Shoeing Committee
  • Primary Objective:Address the Negative Issues Surrounding Hoof Care

Bill Casner

Dr. Sue Stover

Mitch Taylor

John Harris

Richard Mandella

Todd Pletcher

Dr. Scott Stanley

Steve Norman

Dan Metzger

Dr. Mick Peterson

Dr. Rob Gillette

Richard Shapiro

Dr. Rick Arthur

Dr. Wayne McIlwraith

Bob Elliston

Denny Oelchlager

Ed Bowen

Andrew Chesser

Chris McCarron

Dan Fick

Gary Stevens

Kimberly Brown

Bold denotes committee chair

toe grab entrance
Toe Grab Entrance

As the toe enters the surface, the toe caulk acts as a wall, compacting the surface material in front of it, impeding the slide phase

At the same time the hoof is compacting the surface material below it.

The distal leg continues its forward momentum.

CUSHION

BASE

Source: 2007. “Abnormal Forces Associated with Toe Grab Horse Shoes”, Rob Gillette, DVM, MSE; Mick Peterson, Ph.D.; Raoul Reiser, Ph.D.

racing surfaces committee
Racing Surfaces Committee
  • Primary Objective:Safer Racing Surfaces throughout the Country

Dr. Wayne McIlwraith

Dr. Mick Peterson

Dr. Rob Gillette

Nick Nicholson

Dr. Jeff Blea

Bill Casner

Ed Bowen

Dan Fick

Steve Wood

Dr. Sue Stover

Dennis Moore

Bob Elliston

Dan Coon

Chris McCarron

Stephen Guise

Ian Pearse

Michael DePew

Bold denotes committee chair

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Base drops

Consistent depth to base

durability index committee
Durability Index Committee
  • Primary Objective:Encourage Breeding of Horses with Longer Racing Careers

Ed Bowen

Mark Adkins

Dr. Hiram Polk

Ray Paulick

Mark Simon

Ric Waldman

Carl Hamilton

John Bell IV

Rollin Baugh

Kimberly Brown

Bold denotes committee chair

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Racing Office & Conditions Committee

  • Primary Objective: To Increase Race Entries

Eual Wyatt

Ed Vomacka

Doug Bredar

John Ward

Richard Mandella

Ed Halpren

Tom Robbins

Sal Sinatra

Sam Shelton

Georganne Hale

John Harris

Mike Antifantis

Ed Bowen

Dan Fick

Christine White

Bold denotes committee chair

health medical records committee
Health & Medical Records Committee
  • Primary Objective:To Develop and Maintain a Health, Medical and Injury Record-Keeping System

Dr. Rick Arthur

Dr. Larry Bramlage

Dr. Tom Brokken

Nick Nicholson

David Foley

Amy Owens

Ed Bowen

Dr. Wayne McIllwraith

Dan Metzger

Bold denotes committee chair

health medical records committee25
Health & Medical Records Committee
  • Equine medical records
  • Guidelines for pre- and post-race inspection
  • Medical passport with microchip technology
  • Equine injury statistics
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Anabolic Steroid Regulation

  • All anabolic steroids have been reclassified by the RCI to Class II or III:
    • Except: Boldenone (Equipoise),Stanazolol (Winstrol-V) &Testosterone
  • All anabolic steroids will be reclassified as Class II or III violations as soon as a national consensus is developed