7/18 Panel: Value change urged for racing

-Posted by D. Worth (US) | for- M. Barbay (France)

Horse safety and welfare panel of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Committee, Scott Palmer, V.M.D., on Friday, urged a core value change for racing that puts the horse first and foremost. Story.

"Many of the ingredients for making racing safer, including synthetic racetracks, model rules on medications, and the work of the Racing Safety and Welfare Summit; have been proposed." Read more.

Among those with suggestions and guidelines, were the American Association of Equine Practitioners, National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Association of Racing Commissioners International, and Presidents of several Race Courses...

All are committed to improvements, with the highest quality of Racing Safety & Standards... More.

Circumstances highlighted with the Kentucky Derby win of Big Brown... And his possible starter problem at the Belmont; and loss at the Triple Crown...
BB is an exceptional horse, and now we've a renewed realization that safety standards must evolve...

Image Top: LC, EPSOM.
Image Above: Bob Coglianese photo
Trainer: R. Dutrow Jr. (and Big Brown)

Big Brown Today: Good Shape, Confident Future.

Undefeated Big Brown wins the 133rd Preakness Stakes on May 17, 2008.

Big Brown is likely set to run at the Haskell at Monmouth Park on August 3rd (permitting)... Dutrow might prefer the Travers at Saratoga on August 23.
Haskell Invitational: 1,000,000 | 8/3/2008 -1:00 pm; Oceanport, New Jersey, (USA)

Explaining Belmont
Explaining Triple Crown

My Personal View...
Looks like Horse-racing authorities around the globe, are perfectly capable of self-improvement and self-correction... So if the Democrat lawyer turf lobbyists really want to do something to protect horses... They should aid the survival of over 30 to forty thousand wild horses, threatened by over-population, extreme weather, and improper health, each year... And who lack organizational funding, and self-govern.

No, they are attracted, not by ratios, abilities, or need; but by trillions of dollars to enable their goal of controlling EVERY aspect of our lives... Prove me wrong.

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