- Published: Friday, 31 December 2021 12:35
Dr. Patty Hogan, a New Jersey-based equine surgeon who regularly works with retired racehorses and assists various aftercare programs in the Mid-Atlantic region, will host an upcoming seminar titled, “Avoiding the One Last Race Syndrome—Where are we now and what is your role as an owner or trainer?”
The program, sponsored by Beyond The Wire, will be held Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. More information will be released soon as to whether the event will be held in-person in the Conference Center in the Laurel Park grandstand or only via Zoom becuase of Covid-19 concerns.
Plans are in the works to record the seminar so it can be used for Continuing Education purposes. Trainers in Maryland and some other states are required to have four hours of CE per year as a condition of licensing.
In February 2018, Hogan came to Laurel to make a similar presentation. “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.