1/ST, owners of the Pegasus World Cup, have announced a partnership with Kildare technology company Equine MediRecord (EMR) and their group Business Infusions (BI) to digitise equine welfare protocols 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 on Saturday 28 January. To make the process even easier, EMR representatives will be on-site to help log each horse’s information into the EMR system with their representatives.
The EMR platform that will be used for the 2023 Pegasus World Cup presented by Baccarat 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 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.
To help prevent double entry of information entered by veterinarians, BI are integrating their HVMS veterinary practice management system, the largest equine veterinary management system in the world, into a number of systems to ensure the required information for the welfare protocols can go to the multiple mandated racing officials to be cleared. One integration for HVMS will allow veterinarians to send required medical record information directly to HISA through HVMS which reduces the need for double entry into HISA while ensuring compliance to HISA rules.
“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 of Equine MediRecord, said they are “thrilled” to be partnering with 1/ST for the Pegasus World Cup 2023.
“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,” he said.