1/ST’s Pegasus World Cup has partnered with the Irish technology company Equine MediRecord and its group Business Infusions to digitize equine welfare protocols for this weekend’s Pegasus World Cup card at Gulfstream Park. EMR representatives will be on-site at the Hallandale track to help log each horse’s information on the EMR system. The platform, which allows for the full veterinary history of each horse to be collected digitally and recorded securely, will be mandatory and will provide all entrants, trainers and veterinarians with a user-friendly system to comply with medication protocols for this year’s event.
According to a release from EMR, “Integrity of the veterinary information will be ensured using the unique algorithms found in the EMR technology. Once the records are entered into the system they cannot be altered. Results are submitted digitally to designated regulators and officials ensuring the highest level of integrity and transparency of veterinary records.”
“We welcome the support of Equine MediRecord to the Pegasus World Cup for a second year,” said Dr. Dionne Benson, Chief Veterinary Officer, 1/ST RACING. “The immediate access to relevant medical information significantly enhances safety and welfare for our equine athletes and further enforces the 1/ST RACING standards of integrity and accountability in our sport.”
Pierce Dargan, Chief Executive Officer, Equine MediRecord said, “We are excited about our partnership with 1/ST and doing all we can to help ensure that best horse welfare and transparency protocols are followed in equine sport while ensuring participants do not have to enter information multiple times to be cleared. We are thrilled to be partnering with 1/ST for the Pegasus World Cup 2023.”