On June 14-16, organizations and racetracks from around the racing industry congregated at Parx Racing at Philadelphia Park (PA) for the tenth annual Track Superintendents’ Field Day, hosted by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA). Attendance by racetrack representatives contributed to fulfilling the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance requirements for safety training and continuing education. Dr. Robert E. Holland Jr., DVM, PhD, Associate Director of Outcomes Research at Pfizer Animal Health, participated on a panel of experts addressing the theories and practices of injury prevention.
The event featured two days of discussions and demonstrations on the latest technologies affecting track maintenance, covering topics from injury prevention to the mechanics of locomotion in horses and track surfaces.
“Pfizer Animal Health is honored to once again be part of the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance’s efforts to improve track safety and education for the wellness of race horses,” says Dr. Holland. Information on the Alliance, including the Alliance Code of Standards, can be found at www.NTRAalliance.com.