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Aftercare of retired racehorses is one of the six pillars of the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance, along with Injury Reporting and Prevention; Safety Equipment and a Safer Racing Environment; Medication and Testing; Jockey Health and Safety; and, Wagering Security. The goal of the Alliance’s efforts for aftercare is to help institutionalize the fact that all industry participants share the responsibility of caring for horses when their careers are over.
2011 NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Aftercare Code Requirement
Racetrack Members shall affiliate with recognized placement/adoption program(s) that meet AAEP criteria. Member Tracks shall help facilitate the transfer of horses to its affiliated recognized placement/adoption program(s) by doing such things as: Providing owners and trainers with contact information for recognized placement/adoption program(s); promoting placement/adoption program(s); cooperating with state funded programs; providing stalls and/or staff to help facilitate the transfer of horses to affiliated recognized placement/adoption facilities; or other means intended to assist with the placement of horses in transition. Racetrack Members shall participate in and facilitate a funding strategy that shares the costs of funding among Racing Participants through mutually agreed upon methods.
NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Aftercare Subcommittee
Liz Harris, Harris Consulting Services
Gretchen Jackson, Lael Stables
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