Horse racing safety to be addressed at Keeneland Tuesday

Keeneland Fall Meet 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Multiple organizations are scheduled to gather at Keeneland Tuesday to announce a new effort to “unify and enhance” horse racing safety.

The new safety coalition will include:

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  • Breeders’ Cup Limited
  • Churchill Downs Inc.
  • Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
  • Keeneland Association Inc.
  • New York Racing Association Inc.
  • The Stronach Group

The group released the following statement about the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition:

The Thoroughbred Safety Coalition is an industry-led effort to advance safety measures in Thoroughbred racing. At the forefront of these reforms is the safety and well-being of our human and equine athletes. The coalition will serve as an advocate and trusted voice of the horse racing industry as we work to address safety concerns, increase accountability and transparency, and adapt our sport to benefit all for generations to come. Coalition members include Breeders’ Cup Limited, Churchill Downs Inc., Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Keeneland, Association Inc., the New York Racing Association Inc. and The Stronach Group.”