The eighth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, scheduled to be held on Wednesday, June 27, will be available via livestream at A link to the livestream will also be available at

The summit is underwritten and coordinated by The Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and hosted by the Keeneland Association. It will be held in the Keeneland sales pavilion from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Those interesting in attending are encouraged to register at

This year’s summit will feature discussions on topics including equine injury statistics, jockey safety, and the integrity of racing. The full agenda with a list of speakers is available at

Those who have questions for the speakers before or during the summit are encouraged to email or tweet using #HorseSummit.

Among the major accomplishments that have evolved from the previous seven summits are the Equine Injury Database; the Jockey Injury Database; the Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory, which provides science-based testing of racing surfaces to enhance safety for horse and rider; a uniform trainer test and study guide; the racing surfaces white paper and publication of educational bulletins for track maintenance; the publication of stallion durability statistics; the Hoof: Inside and Out DVD, available in English and Spanish; modifications to model rules that enhance the protocol for horses working off of the veterinarian’s list; and the movement by state racing commissions to create regulations that void the claim of horses suffering fatalities during a race.

(from The Jockey Club news release)