Challenge Panel Discussion

Horsemen encouraged to attend this meeting at 2018 Challenge Championships.

Horsemen encouraged to attend this meeting at 2018 Challenge Championships.

At the Bank of America Racing Challenge, horsemen have a valuable opportunity for education on several of the hottest topics happening in the racing industry.

At the AQHA Racing Committee meeting on Friday, November 16, there will be very important industry updates, as well as panel discussions from a number of experts.

The industry updates includes experts such as Ed Martin, with the Association of Racing Commissioners International; Dan Fick, with the Racing Officials Accreditation Program; and Dr. Dionne Benson, with the Racing Medications and Testing Consortium.

There will be a panel discussion on several important topics:

• The Pursuit of Safety in Racing, led by Terry Meyocks (Jockeys’ Guild), Steve Koch (NTRA) and Rick Baedeker (CHRB).
• Discussion of Technology for Detecting Performance-Enhancing Drugs, led by Al Kind (Texas A&M), Petra Hartmann-Fischback (Industrial Labs) and Dr. Dionne Benson (RMTC).
• Microchipping: Emerging Technology in the Identification of Horses, led by Chris Dobbins (InCompass Solutions) and Jeff Salmon (CHRB).
• ARCI Recommended Penalties: Are Jurisdictions Imposing Uniform Rulings?, led by Rick Baedeker (CHRB), Kelly Cathey (OHRC) and Ed Martin (ARCI).

Horsemen are encouraged to attend this educational opportunity. The Racing Committee meeting is open to all horsemen, but registration is required.

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