1/ST, owners of the Pegasus World Cup, have announced a partnership with Kildare based technology company Equine MediRecord to digitise veterinary records for this year’s event.
This added measure will enhance the stringent equine health and safety protocols that will be in place for the race at Gulfstream Park in Florida this Saturday 29 January.
The Equine MediRecord platform that will be used for the 2022 Pegasus World Cup allows for the full veterinary history of the horse to be collected digitally and recorded securely. Use of this innovative platform will be mandatory and will provide all entrants, trainers and veterinarians with a user-friendly system to comply with the strict medication protocols for this year’s event.
Integrity of the veterinary information will be ensured using the unique algorithms found in the Equine MediRecord 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.
“The digitisation of veterinary records for the Pegasus World Cup is an example of how 1/ST is innovating and using technology to improve our sport,” said Dr Dionne Benson, Chief Veterinary Officer, 1/ST RACING. “The partnership with Equine MediRecord and the collection of this data is a tool that we can use to protect the safety and wellbeing of horses. 1/ST is committed to integrity and accountability, and this is another measure available to us to enforce those standards.”
The Kildare company – whose technology is fast becoming the global standard for equine sport organisers – has already amassed an impressive list of clients and users including the Thoroughbred Owners of California, Irish Veterinary and Welfare Commission, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, the Arabian Racing Organisation, Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the Saudi Cup.
“Equine MediRecord’s platform has seen extensive international traction in the three years since we have launched and we are thrilled to be partnering with 1/ST for the Pegasus World Cup,” said Pierce Dargan, Chief Executive Officer, Equine MediRecord. “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.”