Testing, Nutrition, Synthetic Surface Among Topics at Jockey Conference

On the second and final day of the 2013 International Conference on the Health, Safety and Welfare of Jockeys Sept. 14 at Monmouth Park, representatives from a half dozen racing jurisdictions discussed prohibited substances and testing procedure, nutritional, physical, and mental health during racing careers and in retirement, and the frequency of rider injury on synthetic surfaces.

Though the session on prohibited substances was closed to everyone but racing regulators, an open discussion followed in which representatives from Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Australia shared jurisdictional practices for testing jockeys.

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