Welcome to the California Horse Racing Board

 

 

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Sacramento, California 95825
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Racing Safety

Welcome to the California Horse Racing Board’s Racing Safety Program.

CHRB Racing Safety

Link to Racing Safety Site soon to come

  • WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU, THE HORSE RACING PROFESSIONAL?
  • We want your involvement in helping us develop methods that will ultimately result in longer, more productive careers for your horses, safer conditions for the riders and a positive public image for horse racing. 

  • Injuries, breakdowns and associated medical treatment contribute significantly to the cost of doing business.  Millions of dollars are lost every year through forced retirements and fatalities. 

  • WE ARE ALL ABOUT SAFETY!
  • The CHRB’s Racing Injury Prevention research program is a collaborative effort with the University of California at Davis.  We are developing learning modules that explain how to identify and heal pre-existing injuries that often lead to catastrophic breakdowns.

  • Track Safety Standards are currently being developed to aid in the production of safe racing surfaces.

  • Research is being conducted to determine the cause and prevention of horse racing accidents, the effects of drug substances on race horses and the means for detection of foreign substances.

  • IT’S THE LAW
  • CHRB shall establish safety standards to improve the safety of horses, riders and workers at the racetrack.  Business and Professions Code section 19481 (a).

  • Equine necropsies are performed to determine the cause of death on every horse which dies within our jurisdiction.  CHRB Rule 1846.5 (a).

  • The Stewards shall investigate and prepare a report with respect to all on-track accidents.  The report shall include the likely causes of each accident.  Business and Professions Code section 19481.3 (e).