The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance reaccredited Santa Anita Park earlier today.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance requires tracks to apply every two years for reaccreditation. Santa Anita was first accredited in 2009. mail order celebrex
The Arcadia, California track began it’s exhaustive reaccreditation process by filling out a lengthy written application, which was then followed by meetings with National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance officials. That led to an on-site inspection of racing operations at Santa Anita, and interviews with racetrack personnel, stewards, veterinarians, owners, jockeys, track executives, and regulators.
In charge of the inspection was security expert James Cain, racetrack operations consultant Jim Gates, former California Horse Racing Board equine medical director Dr. Ron Jensen, security and integrity consultant Mike Kilpack, and National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance Executive Director Steve Koch.
Alliance certification is important, as it addresses a number of integrity and safety concerns such as: aftercare/transition of retired racehorses, injury reporting, injury prevention, creating a safe racing environment, uniform medication, safety research, wagering security, and testing.
“Santa Anita and California racing have long been key supporters of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance,” said Koch. “We annually observe numerous industry best practices in the areas of safety and integrity at Santa Anita. And, the industry subsequently gains when we can share these solutions at racetracks across the continent. North America benefits tremendously from Santa Anita’s contributions to racing safety and integrity.”
With Santa Anita scheduled to host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in November the reaccreditation came at a good time.