- Published: Saturday, 06 January 2018 14:45
Owners, trainers and assistant trainers are encouraged to attend a Feb. 6 seminar on racehorse injuries and their implications for racing and retirement.
Dr. Patty Hogan, a New Jersey-based equine surgeon who regularly works with retired racehorses and assists various aftercare programs in the region, will be the guest speaker. The program, sponsored by Beyond The Wire, Maryland’s Thoroughbred aftercare program, is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. in the clubhouse at Laurel Park.
The event is free, and lunch will be provided.
Hogan was the first recipient of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association EquiStar Award in 2016 for donating her time and skills to assist retired racehorses, including some that went through NYTHA’s TAKE THE LEAD aftercare program.
“Whether you are owner or trainer, this kind of information can help all of us make better medical decisions about our equine athletes – a sounder, well-managed racehorse is a positive for everyone and allows that horse increased opportunities to transition into a useful second career,” Hogan said.