Jockeys’ Groups Gather for International Conference


Representatives of jockeys’ organizations from around the world gathered at Monmouth Park Sept. 13 for the first session of a two-day meeting of the International Conference on Health, Safety, and Welfare of Jockeys.

Medical professionals and jockey advocates discussed matters including insurance for jockeys riding overseas, research into concussions and spinal cord injuries, and setting minimum weights for apprentice jockeys.

And as is often the case at international racing gatherings, the differences between the United States and the rest of the world were striking.

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