Friday, February 10, 2023

Ekleel Athbah wins the Royal Cavalry of Oman International Stakes. © Debbie Burt

Kildare-based firm Equine MediRecord will be deploying their ‘revolutionary’ software platform for all the horses racing in this year’s two-day Saudi Cup event.

This will include a new Arabic version of the Equine MediRecord platform to help all the Saudi-based trainers and veterinarians more easily use the system to help clear the Saudi-based horses through the festival’s equine welfare protocols.

The highly prestigious Group 1 Saudi Cup is the world’s most valuable horse race, and the Kildare company’s 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.

“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,” said Chief Executive Officer Pierce Dargan. “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.”

Equine MediRecord’s platform has seen extensive international traction after its launch only a number of years ago, having already amassed an impressive list of clients and users including the Thoroughbred Owners of California, Maryland 5 Star, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, the Arabian Racing Organisation, Pegasus World Cup, Preakness Stakes and Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

Last year, the Kildare firm received a multi million dollar investment from Merits Holdings to become part of their Business Infusions group, the largest equine veterinary software group in the world.

The new system they have developed for the Saudi Cup 2023 will automatically inform trainers from across the world of the safety and integrity regulations that need to be followed and what documents need to be submitted through the system to allow horses to run at the event. Once records are entered into the system they cannot be altered, providing integrity and transparency for all concerned.

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.”

By Conor Forrest
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