NOW MONITORING MORNING TRAINING SESSIONS
In an effort to reduce catastrophic injuries and improve horse and rider safety, Texas Racing Commission Veterinarians recently began monitoring morning training sessions for signs of unsoundness and/or lameness. This training oversight assists Commission Veterinarians in identifying horses at risk of injury due to possible pre-existing conditions by providing them an opportunity to observe horses with:
2. Before and after exercise, and
3. While on the track surface.
The results of this monitoring may result in a trainer being notified that a horse is either showing signs of unsoundness or lameness. Commission Veterinarians will be observing horses for signs or symptoms that a horse may be unsound (including, but not limited to any signs of abnormal stride or gait, illness, or injury) while working or training under saddle.
If a horse is observed to be unsound during on-track training, the Commission Veterinarian will give the trainer (or agent) an “Unsoundness Notification Form” notifying the trainer the horse will be placed on the Veterinarian’s List if the horse is observed to be unsound on any future day of training.
Commission Veterinarians will be observing horses for signs or symptoms of lameness while working or training under saddle. If a horse is observed to be lame, the Commission Veterinarian will give the trainer (or agent) a “Lameness Notification Form” notifying the trainer that either:
1. They have 72 hours to have their veterinarian examine the horse and contact the Commission Veterinarian with details regarding the condition of the horse. OR
2. The horse has been placed on the Veterinarian’s List with specific requirements for having the horse removed from the list.
TEXAS HORSE RACING HALL
OF FAME GALA
The annual Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame Gala for 2019 is scheduled for Friday, September 6th at 5pm in the Showplace Pavilion at Retama Park. Honorees include Johnny Cox, Bob & Janice McNair, Ted Keefer, Keith & Marilyn Asmussen, and John Adger along with Quarter Horse Streakin Six and Thoroughbred Alysheba.
For tickets to the event contact Ryan Grammer at 210-651-7045 or via email to TXHorseRacingHoF@gmail.com. Corporate sponsorship and table sponsorship opportunities are available; inquire for details.
NOTES: Good luck to Texas connections in Sunday’s $300,000 (Gr. 3) Steve Sexton Mile at Lone Star Park: Steve Asmussen, trainer of 5-2 favorite Title Ready; Terry Eoff, trainer of Analyze This Jet, co-owned by Johnny Evans; Tom Galvin, owner of G’s Turn; and Brad Grady, owner of Phat Man…Membership in the 2019 Lone Star Park Racing Club is now full.