Equine MediRecord will be deployed by the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia for the two-day $35.35-million Saudi Cup Festival on Feb. 24-25. The meeting features the $20-million G1 Saudi Cup, the world’s richest horse race.
The Equine MediRecord platform allows for the full veterinary history of the horse to be recorded securely, ensuring the best possible horse welfare as well as aiding with crucial anti-doping procedures. This platform will provide all entrants, trainers and vets, a system to comply with the latest anti-doping and animal welfare measures. Integrity of this information will be ensured using the Equine MediRecord system and its algorithms which will guarantee the compliance for all horses who participate before they race, ensuring the best possible equine welfare.
Tom Ryan of the Saudi Cup said, “We are delighted to be expanding our Equine MediRecord involvement this year to include an Arabic module. The initial use of the system for the 2022 event was an outstanding success, the core fundamentals of the technology are rock solid.”
Pierce Dargan, Chief Executive Officer of Equine MediRecord, said, “We are thrilled about our partnership with the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia and doing all we can to help again ensure that the best horse welfare and transparency protocols are followed for this year’s Saudi Cup. We are excited to deploy the Arabic version of our Equine MediRecord system with Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia’s support and hope this will drive adoption of our system by more equine events in the region who want to ensure the best equine welfare and bio-security protocols are being followed at their events.”